Monday, August 15, 2022

The Very Stones Crying Out

I received this e-mail yesterday. (They have my e-mail address due to a job application I sent them.) While I won't be able to attend, if anyone in the Twin Cities area is reading this, they are certainly most welcome. (The original message has been slightly edited.)


The Father William Baer Memorial Lecture Series features speakers who proclaim the Gospel with clarity, force, and joy. Fr. Baer died unexpectedly on January 14, 2018, as pastor of Transfiguration Catholic Church in Oakdale, Minnesota. Fr. Baer touched the lives of many through his strong devotion to the Sacraments, incredible homilies, and brilliant sense of humor.

The fourth annual series in Fr. Baer’s honor will take place at Transfiguration on Friday, August 26th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, August 27th at 9:00 AM. Dr. Denis McNamara will speak about biblical insights into true beauty and the influence these have on sacred art and church architecture. Dr. McNamara will visit from Benedictine College in Kansas where he is the Director of the Center for Beauty and Culture. Dr. McNamara holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the History of Art from Yale University and a Doctorate Degree in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. Please plan to attend this significant and fitting event in honor of Fr. Baer, who earned a degree in architecture from Georgia Tech and worked briefly as an architect before entering seminary.

Transfiguration Catholic Church
6133 15th. Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

August 2022 Morning Offering Prayer Intention

Here is the intention for this month when prayer the Morning Offering:
For small businesses. We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.
A reflection for this intention is found here.