The Beauty Ever New Podcast

Renewing Culture through Catholic Art and Architecture

About the show

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.

The Beauty Ever New Podcast on social media

Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 6: Homemade Zombies

    Episode  |  March 15th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  50 mins 51 secs
    architecture, pottery, ryan, 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 Trusell, an artist, a writer, an amateur theologian, husband, and father who knows first hand the importance of authentic and beautiful architecture.

  • 5: Memento Mori

    Episode  |  March 1st, 2019  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 26 secs
    beauty, death, funeral

    Encountering death is a difficult reality no matter the time or circumstance. No one knows this better than Joseph Earthman, a 4th generation funeral home service provider who helps families say goodbye to a loved one they have lost. Join us for a conversation on death, funerals and how to say a proper goodbye.

  • 4: Architecture is Sick -Show Notes

    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.

  • 4: Architecture is Sick

    Episode  |  February 15th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 17 secs
    architecture, modernism

    Architecture is sick. Is it really? Why would architecture be sick? Chris and Rafael take a look at architecture in general and church architecture specifically over the last 80 years and discuss how the industrial revolution inspired a radical change in how buildings were designed.

  • 3: The Power of Music - Show Notes

    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.

  • 3: The Power of Music

    Episode  |  February 1st, 2019  |  Season 1  |  49 mins 24 secs
    chant, memory, music, polyphony, samuel

    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.

  • 2: What Happened in Kansas? - Show Notes

    Article  |  January 18th, 2019
    beauty, catholic, education, humanities, ihp, john senior, wonder
  • 2: What Happened in Kansas?

    Episode  |  January 18th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  41 mins 42 secs
    beauty, education, john senior, joseph, medieval, wonder

    Our lives have become buried under the weight of constant distraction, so much so that we have lost the ability to fully appreciate the True the Good and the Beautiful. John Senior, a legendary educator, knew this better than anyone. Join us as we talk with Joseph Leaño about Fr. Francis Bethel's book, John Senior and the Restoration of the Real.

  • 1: Form Follows Funding

    Episode  |  January 4th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  48 mins
    development, fundraising, vision

    Beauty isn't free. Often times it requires great sacrifices on behalf of the artists and the patrons. On this episode of Beauty Ever new we talk with Andrew Robison about the ins and outs of fundraising. Together we try to demystify what can be a very scary situation, asking people for money.

  • An Introduction - Show Notes

    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.

  • Episode 0: An Introduction

    Episode  |  December 21st, 2018  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 29 secs
    architecture, intro, personal

    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.