Artist helps draw children to the divine at St. Michael’s in Olympia

OLYMPIA – When her daughter was preparing for first Communion at St. Michael Parish, Carrie Cortes-Monroy wanted to make a deeper commitment to her faith. So she signed up for a parish group studying Sofia Cavalletti’s book Ways to Nurture the Relationship with God, never guessing the impact that book would have.

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Shakespeare and the fading of the Catholic world

Last month the world marked the 400th anniversary of the death of the greatest writer in the English language and one of the three or four most significant artists the human race has produced. William Shakespeare simply contains so much. In the manner of Dante, Homer, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Aquinas, he seems to encompass the whole: every texture of feeling, every nuance of thought, the tragedy of sin, the most exquisite longings of the soul, the most confounding confusions, heaven, hell and everything in between.

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