Missionaries of the Sacred

Do You See God’s Beauty? PDF Print
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 09:24
Photo by Fr. Andrew Torma, MSC

Our very contact with nature has a deep restorative power; contemplation of its magnificence imparts peace and serenity. (John Paul II, 1990 World Day of Peace Message, no. 14.)

The beauty of God’s creation is all around us. Yet when life gets hectic, we may not always see it. Taking a moment to notice the flowers blooming in our own yard can be refreshing, reminding us that “God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good.” (Gn 1:31)

Two of our members, Br. Joe Tesar, MSC and Fr. Andrew Torma, MSC enjoy taking nature-based photographs. Here are a few of the pictures that our fans on Facebook have enjoyed. We hope you’ll find in them a reflection of God’s love for creation and that they lift your spirits.

For more photos, check out our photo albums: SpringDo You See God’s Beauty? and Celebrating Creation: Flowers. (Our friends on the other side of the world might enjoy “Autumn” and “Fall Colors”.)

Photo by Fr. Andrew Torma, MSC Photo of tulips by Br. Joe Tesar, MSC Photo of crocus by Br. Joe Tesar, MSC
by Fr. Andrew Torma, MSC by Br. Joe Tesar, MSC by Br. Joe Tesar, MSC

Did You Know?

People in the US use more water each day by flushing the toilet than by any other activity. (Source)

The average American uses 650 pounds of paper a year. (Source)

If you recycle the all the paper you use, in just over 3 years you will save 17 trees, two barrels of oil (enough to run the average car for 1,260 miles), and 4,100 kilowatts of energy (enough power for the average home for six months). (Source)