storytelling

Our Storybook World

Who doesn’t love a good story?  I know I do.  It’s part of the human thing, I think.  People tell stories.  We tell legends to explain our world.  We tell long jokes to make us laugh.  We tell of heroic deeds for our inspiration.  Stories are all around us.  They tie us to the past, teach us lessons, warn us […]

On Fairy Tales — A rhapsody on themes from G.K. Chesterton & J.R.R. Tolkien

Artwork © by Jef Murray

As a Catholic artist and storyteller, what interests me most are those things that help us all to make sense of the world around us. And what most helps us to make sense of the world, and our lives in it, are the stories that have been handed down to us throughout the ages. What are those stories? They are […]

Parables Lost: “Once Upon a Time…”

Catechesis Corner – Parables Lost: “Once Upon a Time…” by Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles In a world where absolutes like truth, goodness and beauty are denied or cheapened, our children need to have these truths embodied in wonder. The parables of Jesus employ simple, ordinary events to present profound and lasting […]