Welcome to Beauty Ever New, a podcast about Catholic Art and Architecture. Our name is inspired by a celebrated phrase from St. Augustine where he laments his late arrival into the splendor of God’s truth. We invite you to join us as we have conversations with artists, architects, musicians, fundraisers, scholars and more, about how to bring beauty into our churches and communities. If you are a seminarian, a priest or bishop, a committee member in your parish, or a parishioner who wonders Sunday after Sunday, why your church looks a certain way, then we hope you will join us, this podcast is made for you.
Episode | February 28th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 36 mins
archdiocese, architecture, beauty, catholic, diocese, feedback loop, galveston, houston, liturgy, maintenance, practical
Rafael and Chris sit down with Deanna Ennis from the construction department of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to talk about her experience in construction around the diocese and specifically on church work. We talk about what the diocese is up to, and what practical sorts of things happen behind the scenes so that the diocese can support the 150 parishes, over 400 priests, and 1.8 million Catholics all around the Houston area to thrive and spread the Gospel.
Episode | February 14th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 23 mins
catholic, church, communications, culture, design, development, liturgy, parish, stanthony, woodlands
We talk about Stephens work at St. Anthony of Padua in the Woodlands, about the parish history, how they do operations and think through the growth of already very large parishes, liturgy, and how they try to think through their work in spreading the Gospel. (Cover art from Arturo Rey on Unsplash)
Article | August 19th, 2019
candles, cards, devotional, prints, providential, tricia
Check out the work of the incredibly talented Tricia Dougat at Providential.co
Episode | August 16th, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 28 mins
art, candles, cards, catholic, designer, devotional, prints, providential, texas, tricia dougat
Join us Rafael and Chris talk with Tricia Dougat about her business designing and selling devotional goods, her journey in faith, and her particular design aesthetic, and how it all works together. We laugh a TON. Hope you enjoy. Visit "Providential.co" online to purchase some of Tricia's goods.
Episode | August 2nd, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 23 mins
architecture, beauty ever new, cal newport, catholicism, digital minimalism, larb, liturgy, taylor fayle, technology
Join us as we talk with instructional designer and educator Taylor Fayle about the intersection of soul and machine, Digital Minimalism, digital technologies, Catholic Liturgy, and how we relate to the technology that shapes and enables our lives.
Article | April 26th, 2019
architecture, church, sacramentality
Michael Raia is a church architect and founder of Studio io
Article | March 29th, 2019
Article | March 15th, 2019
architecture, arkansas, art, house, pottery, ryan trusell, writing, zombies
How often do you notice the building you work in or live in? How does it shape or change your behavior? The truth is that architecture forms us in it's own silent but powerful way. Our guest is Ryan Trussel, an artist, a writer, an amateur theologian, husband, and father who knows first hand the importance of authentic and beautiful architecture.
Article | February 15th, 2019
architecture, modernism, sick
Architecture changes radically at the beginning of the 20th century, in large part due to a movement inspired by the industrial revolution. This way of thinking changed how we designed buildings forever, making it acceptable to make utility the chief ordering principle in architecture.
Article | February 1st, 2019
music, polyphony, pythagoras
Music is a transformative force. It speaks to us on such a deep level, that at times can shake us to the core. It can help define our identity, our memory and how we see the world. Join us as we talk with Samuel Sentmanat about the power of music.
Article | January 18th, 2019
beauty, catholic, education, humanities, ihp, john senior, wonder
Article | December 22nd, 2018
architecture, art, beauty, catholic, church, introduction, show notes
All podcasts have to begin somewhere. Tune in to get to know us, find out why we started the podcast and what our hopes are for Catholic Art and Architecture.