Jesus the Master Electrician

            Dr. Tim Gray of the Augustine Institute referred to the Ascension of Our Lord as “completing the circuit.”  I thought it an excellent metaphor and it set me to thinking it through further.  Perhaps many in our non-agrarian culture would miss the relevance of Jesus referring to Himself as the vine and all his talk about grafting…

A Cold, Dead Heart and a Cold-Blooded Icon

I am not an emotional person.  In fact, I think I am best described as having a cold, dead heart.  A heart of stone would also be apt.  I have always been this way.  I can’t remember a time when it was not difficult for me to conjure up emotion.   I was never bothered by my lack of emotion,…

Saint Catherine of Siena

St Catherine of Sienna is sainthood-X. She was in it to win it.She was born during the plague epidemic and was child #25! Though many of her siblings didn’t survive to adulthood including her twin.She cut her hair to keep some dude from wanting to marry her and then joined the lay Dominican order which…