Catechumenate
There is nothing to eat,
seek it where you will,
but the body of the Lord.
The blessed plants
and the sea, yield it
to the imagination
intact.
"Grace," William Carlos Williams
Cover for The German Church Conflict by Karl Barth

Cover for The German Church Conflict by Karl Barth

Advertising the American Dream: Hilton’s America on its Knees 1952

Advertising the American Dream: Hilton’s America on its Knees 1952

Copenhagenize: Bizarre Bicycle Posters

Copenhagenize: Bizarre Bicycle Posters

One of the big problems for an architect in our time is that for a hundred and fifty years men have been building churches as if a church could not belong to our time. A church has to look as if it were left over from some other age. I think that such an assumption is based on an implicit confession of atheism—as if God did not belong to all ages and as if religion were really only a pleasant necessary social formality, preserved from past times in order to give our society an air of respectability.
Thomas Merton on church architecture, The Sign of Jonas
Beautiful new children’s book by Katherine Paterson interpreting St. Francis’ eco-theological masterpiece Canticle of the Creatures:

Product Description
In Brother Sun, Sister Moon, award-winning author Katherine Paterson reimagines a hymn of praise originally written by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1224. Illuminated with the exquisite illustrations of cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton, this picture book offers a stunningly beautiful tribute to nature.
About the Author
Katherine Paterson, the author of such beloved childhood classics as Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, is a two-time Newbery Award winner, a two-time National Book Award winner, and the 2010-2011 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Pamela Dalton’s cut-paper artwork has delighted collectors worldwide for almost twenty-five years. Her work is created in the tradition of early American paper cutting popular in the Pennsylvania Dutch regions of this country in the early nineteenth century. Her original designs are influenced by popular historical themes: patriotism, biblical and religious motifs, and scenes from rural life. Each piece is sketched freehand by the artist and then cut by hand, so no two are exactly alike. She lives some 120 miles north of New York City, in Ghent, NY, her home and studio overlooking a biodynamic farm/school community.

Beautiful new children’s book by Katherine Paterson interpreting St. Francis’ eco-theological masterpiece Canticle of the Creatures:

Product Description

In Brother Sun, Sister Moon, award-winning author Katherine Paterson reimagines a hymn of praise originally written by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1224. Illuminated with the exquisite illustrations of cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton, this picture book offers a stunningly beautiful tribute to nature.

About the Author

Katherine Paterson, the author of such beloved childhood classics as Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, is a two-time Newbery Award winner, a two-time National Book Award winner, and the 2010-2011 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Pamela Dalton’s cut-paper artwork has delighted collectors worldwide for almost twenty-five years. Her work is created in the tradition of early American paper cutting popular in the Pennsylvania Dutch regions of this country in the early nineteenth century. Her original designs are influenced by popular historical themes: patriotism, biblical and religious motifs, and scenes from rural life. Each piece is sketched freehand by the artist and then cut by hand, so no two are exactly alike. She lives some 120 miles north of New York City, in Ghent, NY, her home and studio overlooking a biodynamic farm/school community.