Art Spotlight: “Exit” by Susanna McNichol

"Exit" is oil on-canvas; a depiction of man's attempts at escapism resulting in the fall and his traversal through the depths bringing him to the truth of the incarnation. 

Art Spotlight: “A Winter Project” by Paula Chang

This "Winter Project" is a porcelain sake set fired with a copper red glaze.

Priceless gifts create lasting traditions

Tom Borchard never believed he would be able to stop the spread of an infectious disease that could have killed him, but thanks to my dad, Mr. Borchard was saved from paralysis...

Letter from the Community Section Editor:

To the community of the University of Dallas, For those of you who do not know me, my name is Kate Frediani and I had the pleasure of being...

Family Traditions: A truly Texan Christmas

Christmas. The word evokes images of snow-blanketed rooftops, sleigh bells and cozy cups of hot chocolate by a roaring fire. You can picture a beautifully trimmed tree nestled in the corner and...

Art Spotlight: “Daniel 3:57-88” by Marguerite Mitchell

Artist Description: This is a still life in oil that was inspired by the verse of Daniel 3:57-88. The entire painting represents creation’s calling to give praise to God. Each object is...

Art Spotlight: “A Study in Light” by Gracie Morris

Artist Description: Featuring the same fire hydrant outside of Braniff painted at two different times of day. One painted at 6 p.m. (left) and the other at 3 a.m. (right) captures how...

Family Traditions: literary liturgy

Last weekend while on a Zoom call with my family, who is scattered throughout the country, we referenced at least three children’s books we had enjoyed growing up. Reading picture books with...

Art Spotlight: “St. Peter” by Helen Maier

Artist Description: Shortly after my time in Rome, I was inspired to depict our first pope in this watercolor piece. Like us, Peter was called and chosen despite his weakness. He denied...

Charity Week traditions: the jail

You are walking down the mall late in the morning of a clear autumnal Friday. The leaves are beginning to turn colors while the tower bells announce the change of the hour,...

Art Spotlight: “Appetite” by Alisa Nascimento

Medium: Ink on Mulberry paper Artist's description: Though disconnected through language, a young girl seeks to understand her cultural heritage through food as she gazes into the window of...

Family Traditions: Loving the simple things, together

My family has been fortunate enough to be able to visit my relatives in Mexico every year. When I am in Mexico, I am humbled by the simplicity of life that my...

Annual serenity: the new year celebration in Sri-Lanka

While the rest of the world welcomes a new year on Jan. 1, I celebrate the new year on April 13-14 in Sri-Lanka. The season of Aluth Avurudu is the most important...

An identity formed at the summit

My parents fell in love in the wild rains and green grassy plains of West Africa. As a result, my older sister and I were raised there. My childhood was full of...

The sweet and savory culture of Brasil

Before I was born, my parents made the life-changing decision to move to the United States. This journey wasn’t an easy one, my dad came over first to the US with only...