Seeking the Soul of Beauty

"The world as pure object is something that is not there. It is not a reality outside us for which we exist.... It is a living and self-creating mystery of which I am myself a part, to which I am myself, my own unique door."
- Thomas Merton

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The Robbery

Fr Joe tells about being robbed in New York City and embracing our pain.

Beauty

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The Beauty of Creation

Fr Joe talks about the beauty of creation in a hollyhock which was Fr Serra’s favorite flower.…

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Sacred Places

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Statue at the Mission

Fr Joe talks about a statue that was found discarded in the woods and was brought back as a centerpi…

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Icons

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Icons and Beauty

Father Paul Fromberg, Rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, and icon pai…

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Gardens

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Dick Hall’s Garden: In Memoriam

Dick was a good friend and a gentle soul, who died last week. He propagated irises to give to his ma…

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Meditations

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St Francis Statue

Fr Joe talks about the prayers of St Francis.…

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