Monthly Archives: February 2014

See The Faith: Apocalypse

I completed this 23×30 Apocalypse in egg tempera at the end of 2013. Originally posted on my facebook page, the different descriptions are presented here in full. This work is divided into three conjoined paintings, each depicting a different state: heaven, earth, and hell. The first painting (top) shows Christ as the image of the Father […]

Refining the Crudeness of Symbolism: An Analysis of William Carlos Williams’ “The Rose”

Dear all, I encourage you to read the following poem by William Carlos Williams, “The Rose,” published in his book Spring and All in 1923. Then take a good look at the 1914 painting “Flowers” by the cubist painter, Juan Gris, which you will find directly after the poem. Having done that, you will be prepared […]

Catholicism and Fantasy

Today is the feast day of St. Severian, a martyr of the Fifth century AD, having taken part in the Council of Chalcedon, and thus the triumph of Orthodoxy. One of my favorite authors named the main character of his series ‘Severian,’ probably after the Saint. Other names he uses are Dorcas and Thecla, (really […]

Inventing the Powder

My heart was confused, my actions useless, I saw me incapable, and I thought I was capable of everything. I got disturb easily, attentive  of mocks and judgements, from those who will never do that, from those who love me. There wasn´t order, there wasn´t sense, the actions were not enough, thoughts didn´t fill me, […]

Descubriendo la Pólvora

Mi corazón se hallaba confuso, mis acciones inútiles, me veía incapaz, y yo me creía capaz de todo.   Me molestaba con facilidad, al pendiente de burlas o juicios, de aquellos que no lo harían, de aquellos que me amaban.   No había orden, no había sentido, las acciones no bastaban, los pensamientos no llenaban, […]

Vampires as Anti-Christ. (Or Why the World Needs the Church to Make Vampire Movies Good Again.)

I think that anyone with discerning taste recognizes that the quality of vampire fiction has fallen sharply, be it in books or in film. This video from Cracked.com has a very interesting take on it. * Language Warning * * Crudity Warning (I mean, it is about vampires as sex symbols…so obviously. (Of course so […]

Flames of Divine Love

The Flames of Divine Love  The Fire Kindled:  In Exodus 3:2-4, we read of Moses’ miraculous encounter with the burning bush:  “The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not […]