Month: March 2014

Christus Medicus, St. Dympna and Marc Chagall

Christ the Physician, St. Dympna and Marc Chagall Marc Chagall’s Jacob Wrestling the Angel and IV pumps, Jesus as Christus Medicus (Christ the physician) on 3rd and 4th Century Roman Sarcophagi, Jewish Sources and Empathic Patient Care….! I’m just back from the Third Annual Conference on…

Homily for Ash Wednesday

Homily: Ash Wednesday (5 March 2014).Notre Dame de la Baie Academy. Green Bay, WI readings: Joel 2: 12 – 18; 2 Cor 5: 20 – 6:2; Matt 6:1 – 6, 16 – 18 Ashes. Cold in a fireplace they may be a reminder of cozy warmth…

Snow and Ashes 2014

Snow and Ashes 2014 “All these [romantic and artistic] visions and versions of winter take place at the pressure point where indoor warmth meets the frozen window.” In his essays on winter the Canadian-raised American writer, essayist and commentator Adam Gopnik suggests that it was the…