Upcoming Event: I am speaking in Portland, Oregon on May 3rd

Our Lady of Peace Retreat Centre, Beaverton, OR; May 3, 7pm. Details here. If any are interested in hearing me speak about the Way of Beauty, then please come along, I would love to see you there. The talk will focus on the themes that I have mentioned before – Catholic culture, liturgy and family: the Mass is a jewel in its setting which is the Liturgy of the Hours;  Liturgy (with the Eucharist at its centre) is a jewel in its setting, which is the cosmos. The cosmos reflects the patterns of the heavenly liturgy and show us the way to connect the earthly and the heavenly liturgy – the liturgical seasons follow the patterns of motion of the planets, the stars and especially the sun and the moon. I will illustrate this connection with slides of art, architecture and music reflect these patterns, too, so that we can see that the whole culture and creation are in harmony with each other, the beauty of which directs our souls to the Creator, Christ in Heaven and Christ really present in the Eucharist.

David Clayton

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David is an Englishman living in New Hampshire, USA. He is an artist, teacher, published writer and broadcaster who holds a permanent post as Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Liberal Arts at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. The Way of Beauty program, which is offered at TMC, focuses on the link between Catholic culture, with a special emphasis on art, and the liturgy. David was received into the Church in London in 1993. Visit the Way of Beauty blog at thewayofbeauty.org.

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