Beauty is who God is.
Whenever we see something that provokes a sense of awe and wonder within us, we are, in fact, gazing upon God. Our ability to discern beauty doesn’t need to serve any practical end: it’s simply because we are made in God’s image that we can discover Him in the things He has made. For this reason the Guild of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus exists – to foster the experience of beauty in our Diocese.
The Guild seeks to showcase ‘the art of the possible’ – discerning excellence in a broad array of creative projects – all of whose aim is to inspire the Arts in our Catholic life. As such, the Guild is a key component of ‘The One’, exploring various ways to promote an encounter with Christ – and following up such encounters with a community of like-minded people.
You can find us anytime ‘at home’ at 30 Church St, Redding CT 06896, where we run the Georgetown Oratory Church as our chief apostolate, or ‘on the road’ in a parish near you: perhaps you might like to participate in Heart to Heart, our nights of contemporary praise and worship; or your kids might like our Art School on Saturday mornings, where they learn to paint and draw using time-honored techniques. If Gregorian chant is more your thing, then our weekly Sung Vespers on Wednesday nights at 7:30 PM truly is balm for the soul; and don’t miss our concert series and guided tours of local churches and galleries with expert presenters, amongst a broad range of other events.
For all our news, sign up to our vibrant Wednesday Newsletter, which lists all activities, articles and sermons from the Rector; or check out our website www.jesusguild.org for regular updates. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Frank J. CaggianoBishop of Bridgeport