Sacred Art, Immigration Rights
A MN-based immigrant rights organization posted this on Facebook. It's an artistic meditation on how U.S. "border security" policies divide the body of Christ.
I couldn't find the artist, but I'm going to continue trying! I often start my semester with a discussion of different artistic representations of the Last Supper. I might add this one to the mix.
This is sort of putting the cart before the bicycle since we haven't put much together yet for our public opening, but I feel like this is something we could commit to https://joinmastodon.org/covenant
Jean Vanier, rest in peace.
Cool local church project of the day: https://www.gofundme.com/episcopal-starfish-dwelling
This is lovely-- GRE Student Sews Eco-Friendly Burial Shrouds
I have many critiques of Facebook, but one of my favorite features is the "Memories" tab. Ten years ago, I was going through a very difficult time. I actually enjoy reading my posts from those days, because I can see in retrospect how God was present throughout.
Ten years ago today, I was visiting Wisconsin. My siblings and I decided to take a pilgrimage to Holy Hill, a 24-mile hike from our parents' house.
We arrived very sore... and exactly five minutes after the basilica closed for the day!
A frat house was holding an outdoor party next to the church today. The music was loud, overpowering the reverent silence of our sanctuary.
Many folks had difficulty paying attention during Mass. My own mind kept getting pulled by pulsating music into worldly concerns. But we kept praying, and we obeyed the Lord's command to take and eat and drink together in memory of his death and rising.
And God accepted our meager sacrifices and smiled upon our assembly.
Khaled Beydoun is tweeting the stories of the Christchurch mosque members who lost their lives this week. My spiritual practice today is to say their names, read their stories, and say a prayer for each of them. https://twitter.com/KhaledBeydoun/status/1106746726864637952
The administrator of the monastery.social instance as we get things started. Theology PhD student.
A progressive, intentional, and contemplative Christian community is coming soon!