Since Nov 13, 2000
Salter Path, North Carolina
One of my favorite places in the world
Isle of Arran, Scotland
Homeschooling mom of four children. Trained in chemistry, classics, English literature, modern languages. Interests in church history, liturgics, Medieval and Renaissance church music. Training future classicists and musicians, and naturally, conservatives.
Some of my favorite paintings
Vermeer, Young Woman with a Water Pitcher
Raphael, The small Cowper Madonna
Caravaggio (the other Michelangelo), The Conversion of St. Paul
True knowledge is being struck by the arrow of Beauty that wounds man, moved by reality, how it is Christ himself who is present and in an ineffable way disposes and forms the souls of men. (Contemplation of Beauty, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger)
Viva il Papa Benedetto!
Here's lookin' at you, kid!
Contemplating the Great Conversation
The Lord said to my Lord, sit at my right hand
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
The Tree of Life my soul hath seen, laden with fruit and always green. The trees of nature fruitless be compared with Christ the Apple Tree. His beauty doth all things excel, by faith I know but ne'er can tell. The glory which I now can see in Jesus Christ the Apple Tree.
In the pierced heart of the Crucified, God's own heart is opened up--here we see who God is and what he is like. Heaven is no longer locked up. God has stepped out of hiddenness. (The Spirit of Liturgy, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger)