Breaking Open the Word: Holy Week Edition

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Rev. Charles B. Gordon, C.S.C. Co-Director, Garaventa Center Contact Author     Palm Sunday  “When, at Mass on Palm Sunday, the Passion of our Lord is read in parts, the congregation often takes the role of the crowd, and calls out, … Continue reading

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Holy Week in Art: Tuesday—Nikolai Ge’s “The Last Supper”

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Carolyn Pirtle, M.M., M.S.M. Assistant Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Contact Author   The drama of Holy Week continues to unfold as the Church takes yet another step in her observance of the final days in the life of … Continue reading

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Holy Week in Art: Monday—Daniel F. Gerhartz’s “Forgiven”

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Carolyn Pirtle, M.M., M.S.M. Assistant Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Contact Author The passage from Saint John’s Gospel proclaimed today presents us with the scene of Jesus’ anointing at Bethany (Jn 12:1-11), and this stunning painting by Daniel F. … Continue reading

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Holy Week in Art: Palm Sunday—John August Swanson’s “Triumphal Entry”

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Carolyn Pirtle, M.M., M.S.M. Assistant Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Contact Author This painting, Triumphal Entry (1989), by California artist John August Swanson (b.1938) captures the dynamism and the energy of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The artist utilizes … Continue reading

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Encountering the Eucharist through Art: Eichenberg’s “The Lord’s Supper”

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Angela Bird University of Notre Dame Class of 2016, English and Theology Contact Author Fritz Eichenberg’s woodcut print, “The Lord’s Supper” is a simple image that presents a striking view of Christ’s continuing presence on Earth and the connection between … Continue reading

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Encountering the Eucharist through Art: Cooseman’s “Allegory of the Eucharist”

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Carolyn Pirtle, M.M., M.S.M. Assistant Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Contact Author     This work, entitled Allegory of the Eucharist, was painted by Alexander Coosemans. Born in Antwerp in 1627, Coosemans studied with Jan de Heem, whose painting … Continue reading

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Here We Are Again

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Richard Becker, RN, MS, MA Associate Faculty, Bethel College, School of Nursing Co-Director of Religious Education, St. Matthew Cathedral  Editors’ note: This post first appeared on God-Haunted Lunatic. One of my students – a Protestant, like most of my students – told me that … Continue reading

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Music in Praise of the Real Presence: Pange, lingua, gloriosi corporis mysterium!

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A brief remind that the first lecture in our series entitled Wounded by the Gift of Love: A Eucharistic Poetics is coming up this week. On Thursday, March 27 at 4:30 PM in Annenberg Auditorium at the Snite Museum of … Continue reading

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Love Lessons in Uptown

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Richard Becker, RN, MS, MA Associate Faculty, Bethel College, School of Nursing Co-Director of Religious Education, St. Matthew Cathedral  Editors’ note: This post first appeared on God-Haunted Lunatic. A version of this story also appeared on The Catholic Exchange. Christ plays in ten thousand … Continue reading

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The Mundane Enfleshment of the Word: God Saves Through Domesticity

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Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D. Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Editor, Church Life:  A Journal for the New Evangelization Author of Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love (Liturgical Press, 2014). Contact Author In the midst of … Continue reading

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