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Contemplation of Beauty

Dear Friends, 

Now that we have finished (well, almost!) Pope Francis' Evangelii Gaudium, I hope that we may take his exhortation to heart, and that it may help us manifest the beauty of the Gospel in our own lives, in our families, and communities. 

This week we turn to another reading also, in a way, on beauty. It is a Lenten message given by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI back when he was still Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, on the Contemplation of Beauty. Download it here.

It's not very long, so hopefully we'll all have time to read it before Monday. 

Monday?,  you ask. Yes, Monday. 

Starting next week the Tipsy Thomists will be meetings on Mondays. So if you have friends who have been interested in coming but couldn't make Wednesday evenings, make sure you invite them to join us on Monday. 

And since it's a new reading, it's a good time to get started! 

We'll still meet at the regular time and place: the Ginger Man in Uptown, on the upstairs back patio, at 7pm. 

Hope to see you all there!

Peace, Joy, & Beauty,


Here's the link to the document again. 


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  • Beau K.

    Last minute decision, will be there shortly.

    March 10, 2014

  • Thuan

    I was so close to making it and such a great topic! Babysitting my little nephew. Maybe he would enjoy some reflections on beauty....

    March 10, 2014

  • Dan P.

    Provided I'm off on time this week, I hope to attend. It's been too long.

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Dan P.

    I also found this online for those who can't access the file.

    March 10, 2014

  • James K.

    Oh man, this is a sweet easy little reflection from Pope Benedict XVI, I'm really excited about getting to discuss it!

    March 9, 2014

  • gerry

    Im hoping to be among you when i can now that the meet will be on Mondays. Unfortunate ill miss this one, bc i have an art background and have deeply held opinions on beauty being truth, and truth beauty. Hope to meet y'all soon! (mine did download easily)

    March 9, 2014

  • Christopher T. H.

    There seems to be a problem with the file link on the meetup site. Please email me if you can't download the file, and I will send you copy: [masked]

    March 8, 2014

  • James K.

    Hey Christopher - it looks like the hyperlink isn't functioning properly. Would you be able to re-link the reading?


    March 8, 2014

    • Christopher T. H.

      James, Meetup has been having some trouble. Trying navigating to it from the top menu: More\Files. If it's not working let me know and I'll email a copy.

      March 8, 2014

    • Ryan M.

      yeah, for some reason the files are not opening from the Meetup site. I replaced the file, but it still will not open.

      March 8, 2014

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