“A Balm Poured out on So Many Wounds…”

“A Balm Poured out on So Many Wounds…”

 By Thierry de Roucy     July 20, 2012
Art, Consolation, Reading Time: 3 min

This article offers us a meditation about the relationship and dialogue that each one of us can have with a piece of art. It is a mutual exchange of goods that results in the consolation of both.

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Getting our Feet Dirty with Ashley Meeder

Getting our Feet Dirty with Ashley Meeder

By Ashley Meeder (and Marian West)
Dance, Mexico, Reading Time: 4 min

Our good friend Ashley Meeder, (www.ashleymeedermovementproject.com) currently resides in Mexico City, where she gives generously to her community as a dance performer, choreographer, educator, and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist.  As a dynamically creative artist whose passion is to move and to fully engage the unique individual before her, Ashley is ever joining the movement – a Presence – that flows around her and runs through her, inviting others into a momentum of being that lifts, discovers, heals, and unifies.  Ashley is not afraid to get down and dirty with the raw work of a collaborative and challenging creative process.  What does she do with the rain?  Excitedly grabs a bigger, brighter umbrella!  Bubbling over with energy and personality, she says, “In essence, I love to move, and yes, my feet are always dirty.”

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A Tailor-Made Friendship: the embroiderer, the dancer, and the priest

A Tailor-Made Friendship: the embroiderer, the dancer, and the priest

by Renée Kurz          July 6, 2012

Reading time: 8 min.

At the end of January I received a “hello from Switzerland” from my friend Alexandre Morard who was preparing for his priestly ordination in the sacerdotal fraternity of Heart’s Home.  In his brief email he shared with me his dream:  a collaboration between myself, a free-lance fashion designer, and Jean-François Lesage, a highly regarded embroidery designer, in the creation of his liturgical vestments. Furthermore, Fr. Alex desired this collaboration to bring forth a new kind of beauty to the Mass… a chasuble that was not just decorative or following rules, but a chasuble that consoles and leads one to contemplate the divine through its beauty.  I felt so small before such a grand proposal making my first reaction a laughing, “No way, this is not possible; I have no idea how to go about this."  You can see by the photos that I overcame my initial doubts and surrendered to the truth that "all things are possible with God…"
 

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“My Masterpiece” – Henri Matisse’s Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary

“My Masterpiece” – Henri Matisse’s Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary

by Paul Anel          June 29, 2012

"This work required of me four years’ exclusive and entire effort and it is the fruit of my whole working life. In spite of all its imperfections I consider it as my masterpiece." Such were the words of Henri Matisse on June 25, 1951, when the chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary was inaugurated in the small village of Vence, in Southern France. As the chapel just celebrated its 41st anniversary, Land of Compassion invites you to discover this unique monument, at the crossroads of art and faith.

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Reconsidering Solzhenitsyn (3/3) – The Solzhenitsyn Archives. A Treasure Revealed.

Reconsidering Solzhenitsyn (3/3) – The Solzhenitsyn Archives. A Treasure Revealed.

by Paul Anel          June 8, 2012

Literature. Reading time: 2min.

 

On Tuesday, June 5, as part of the Javitz center annual "b.e.a." book fair, Natalia Solzhenitsyn was invited to present the archives of her deceased husband, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008). This thorough presentation of Solzhenitsyn's yet-to-be published writings made quite a strong impression on the audience. Here is why . . .
 

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VeroDalla, the Artist of the Inner Awakening

VeroDalla, the Artist of the Inner Awakening

by Severine Dubois          June 1st, 2012

Sculpture, Exhibition, New York. Reading time: 4 min

"Wake up!" That is what VeroDalla wishes to tell us.  She is a 41-year-old French artist, who recently moved to New York. "Wake up!" which means: awaken the human that lies dormant in you! Each one of her works provokes this movement. Through her exhibition Mouvement . . . intérieur, sponsored by the United Nations from June 9th to June 10th , VeroDalla unveils the integrity of her work and invites us "to enter my world which is in reality… also yours.”

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