May Explanation Station – St. John Nepomucene Adult Faith Formation
With the arrival of spring, it seems timely to address the beauty of the Catholic Church. Beauty is the single aspect of God which can be expressed physically within the earthly realm. It is critical to the setting of the holy Mass. God is present at the Mass, in the Eucharist. The church stands as the dwelling place of the Lord on Earth and reflects the Church dwelling in Heaven.
Beauty is not merely man’s arrogance or a waste of resources which could be directed to the poor. Beautiful settings, artwork, music and liturgy are appropriate and necessary aspects of God’s everlasting mystical presence before mankind. Please take time to prayerfully absorb the beauty of every church you enter as you contemplate what Heaven might be like.