July 02, 2013

Comfort & Clarity

July 2, 2013 Photo of the day:
"Beauty and Faith"

Sometimes when one suffers from a crisis of faith,
 lack of confidence, or malaise,
the best thing to do is return to a place
of peace, tranquility, beauty, and clarity.

For me, that place is St. Joan of Arc Chapel
on the campus of Marquette University.

Père Marquette greets you as you approach 
the 15th Century French chapel

and the bubbling fountain in the courtyard,

currently overgrown with pink roses.

They are beautifully untamed and gloriously fragrant.

A walk around the back reveals more
spiritually, artistic, and whimsical details.

I love these cherubs.
They always make me smile.

Eric thinks they're homely,
but I find them charming.

A walk around St. Joan of Arc 
always helps me find comfort and clarity.