Irish priest and mystic John O'Donohue described beauty as the “hearts response to God" Beauty is the approach that we follow in all that we do; particularly in our worship of God and the places and spaces in which we meet. Beauty engages our emotions, our senses, and is different from the 'pretty'. The Divine Beauty is not merely an aesthetic but goes beyond the visual into how we communicate, live, form community and find our being.
Beauty finds its source in both God and our hearts, and is elegant and graceful. It leads to refined outcomes and sees that flaws quite often bring out hidden beauty.
At St John The Evangelist we celebrate the beauty of the sacraments; our building; of our icons, and our artistic responses to the Divine. We are in the business of cultivating beautiful hearts and minds. Creative people will always find a home amongst us and we promote the arts and music as an innate response to God.
Late have I loved Thee, O Beauty ever ancient…
St Augustine of Hippo