Performing Beauty: Liturgy, Theology, and Aesthetics

My First Blog

“Beauty, then, is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God himself and his revelation. These considerations should make us realize the care which is needed, if the liturgical action is to reflect its innate splendour.”

— Pope Benedict XVI.

This is the first post on my new blog for the Performing Beauty: Liturgy, Theology, and Aesthetics course. The next post will be completed by January 17th. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

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A piece of sacred that has really mattered to me is a statue of the Holy Family. The statue portrays St. Joseph and Jesus standing at a workbench. St. Joseph is teaching Jesus to use a wooden block plane, which is a tool that woodworkers use to remove tiny shavings from components of furniture soContinue reading “Blog 3”

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In the book, Theological Aesthetics: God in Imagination, Beauty, and Art, Richard Viladesau brings up three problem to be contemplated. The first problem is whether God can be imagined. Can we fully imagine God in His fullness? Do we have the appropriate words, thoughts, and ideas to talk and think about God? It is hardContinue reading “Blog 2”

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I find beauty to be a necessity for happiness. There have already been multiple studies that have looked at how color affects our moods and emotions. Color psychology is used by marketers to elicit a certain reaction to a product or location. Even music can elicit a reaction. Color and music are just a partContinue reading “Blog 1”

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