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Monastic Experience Weekend, May 31: St Mary's Benedictine Monastery, Petersham

Monastic Experience Weekend, May 31: St Mary's Benedictine Monastery, Petersham

Live a Life in L - Liturgy, Lectio, Labor! Experience the life of a monk, May 31 - June 2nd. St Mary’s Benedictine Monastery, Petersham, Massachussetts.

The Artists and the Church - John Paul II

The Artists and the Church - John Paul II

Pope Saint John Paul II perhaps understood the sensibility of artists better than most pontiffs. He was, after all, a poet, playwright, and actor himself. His Letter to Artists, written in 1999, deserves special attention among those struggling to find a way to reconcile being an artist with being Christian.

The Artist As Prophet

The Artist As Prophet

We tend to think of a prophet as one who predicts the future, but that is not at all the ancient understanding of the word. The word "prophet" means speaker, or one who speaks. In Christian use, a prophet is one who has a special connection to God and speaks on God's behalf.

By virtue of our Baptism we are invested in the threefold office of Christ, priest, prophet, and king. The degree to which we fulfill each of these offices will depend on our individual gifts and calling. We are all called to be prophets, as well as priests and kings, to the degree our gifts allow us.