Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Aug 31, 2020 1:49:08 PM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

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Topics: liturgical music, Corporal Works of Mercy, Social Justice, visual arts, domestic church, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, Spiritual Works of Mercy, racism, ministry resources

Behind the Scenes: Stories in Light

Posted by Nancy Cavadini on Jun 9, 2020 9:57:48 AM

I was recently asked what it was like doing the research for a book I co-authored about the stained glass windows at Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The words of the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz immediately popped into my head. “A while back, we were walking down the yellow brick road…” Researching and writing the book had its share of unexpected tornados, witches, even flying monkeys, and sometimes the yellow brick road just fell off into nowhere!

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Topics: communion of saints, Notre Dame, saints, theological aesthetics, visual arts, basilica of the sacred heart, stained glass, relics

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Jun 8, 2020 11:54:49 AM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

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Topics: discipleship, retreat, fatherhood, visual arts, STEP, online education, COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources, church life journal

Free Online Course: "Journey with The Saint John's Bible"

Posted by Carolyn Pirtle on Apr 29, 2020 2:43:35 PM

If you haven’t had a chance yet to make the McGrath Institute’s “Journey with The Saint John’s Bible,” there’s still time. This free, six-unit online course offers a glimpse into the history and production of illuminated manuscripts from thousands of years ago up to The Saint John’s Bible itself, a modern, hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible commissioned by Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and spearheaded by Welsh calligrapher Donald Jackson.

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Topics: resources, Scripture, continuing education, visual arts, online education, The Saint John's Bible, COVID-19 Resources

The Christmas Crèche: Inculturation and the Incarnation, Part 4

Posted by Theresa Rice on Jan 7, 2020 7:03:00 AM

Editorial Note: This series features Nativity sets from Africa on display in the McGrath Institute for Church Life’s Sixth Annual International Crèche Exhibit.

Although Christmas Day has passed, and the holiday music in stores and the lights on houses have disappeared, we are nevertheless still in the liturgical season of Christmas, which lasts until the Baptism of the Lord. Though the excitement and busy planning for Christmas Day can occupy our minds, making January a welcome relief from the intensity of a holiday season, the Christmas season invites us to ponder how the birth of Christ accompanies us even as we return to a normal rhythm of life.

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Topics: inculturation, visual arts, Advent, crèche, Nativity scene

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