He was baptized and received most of his sacraments at the St. James mission church. Trujillo had a small general store, a traveling baseball team and a dance hall. The local midwife and curandera (medic) was his grandmother, Pitacia, and as a youngster, it was his responsibility to accompany her. He spent many a night fetching whatever she needed in order to perform her medical services. His Papacito Moises may have been the oldest alter server ever. Likewise, Andy served the parish needs of St. James in Trujillo and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Pagosa Springs until his final moments. As a teenager, he worked with his father, brother Manuel and sister Corina (because she wouldnt leave the ranch work to the men ) as a sheepherder and rancher in Trujillo and Bayfield.
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The Masters of Sacred Arts (MSA) degree is a groundbreaking combination of theory and practice. In addition to the study of theology, philosophy, architecture, film, music and art, students have mentored hands on studio work in drawing, iconography, painting and sculpture. This two year program is perfect for artists, architects, priests, seminarians, religious, educators, laity, patrons of the arts and anyone looking to create beauty as a sign of hope in todays world. Pontifex programs are established on the premise that in all genuine Catholic education, the ultimate Educator is God Himself. As Pius XI stated, the aim of a Christian education is “to form the supernatural man who thinks, judges and acts constantly and consistently in accordance with right reason illumined by the supernatural light.” The goal of Pontifex is to guide students along the path, the Way of Beauty, which leads to the supernatural transformation in Christ, so equipping one to serve Him. The MSA program was designed by Provost David Clayton previously Artist-in-Residence at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts whose book, the Way of Beauty, published by Angelico Press in 2015, contains the principles utilized by Pontifex University. “The launching of the MSA program at Pontifex is the culmination of 20 years research,” Clayton said. “It all began when, as a recent convert, I decided to become an artist and couldnt find anywhere to give me the training I wanted. seeI had to work it all out for myself. I am thrilled now to see this being offered to the next generation which, who knows, might contain a latter day Van Eyck or Velzaquez!” The MSA offers the same formation that enabled the great Catholic artists of the past to create works of radiant beauty that are at once noble, elevating and accessible to the many, drawing all to God.
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Rather.t is the response to a call and to a call of love. He had not intended to go to college at all, but enrolled at Hess ton College and then at AC. Check out our discernment resources like the popular Ask Fr Anthony & Vocation LifeStories plus our new features like the Vocation Basics Section & the Parent’s Corner . The lifestyle and demands of each particular vocation is very different but there are some similarities between them. A diocesan priest is one who is called to serve souls in a particular diocese. Bernard, “De præcepto et dispensation”, i P.L., CLXXXII, 862. The implication of the question is, what is your career? Catholic interpreters, however, basing their conclusion on the Fathers of the Church, are at one in saying that God bestows this gift either on all that pray for it as they should, or at any rate on the generality of those who dispose themselves to receive it see Beelen, Kanbenbauer, on this passage. They not only offer their own lives to the Father, as all Christians do, but they also stand before the Church and minister to the faithful as Christ ‘in person.’