Transcendent Life is Real

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At a classical school like Martin Saints, we talk a lot about the good, the true, and the beautiful. Why? Because the three transcendentals are REAL.

The world sometimes tempts us to be dull, cynical, or sluggish. We hear "it's all a matter of opinion" or "art means whatever you think it means," as if truth were relative, as if beauty were entirely a matter of opinion.

But that's a lie, shortchanging us on the depth and glory of life. Here's the truth: there really is something greater and more beautiful out there, something bigger than us, something holy.

When we open our hearts and train our souls so that we're able to perceive the transcendent - which is the point of a classical education - something in us changes. The true, the good, and the beautiful unlock our hearts, and give us eyes for a reality which is GREATER.

Let's experience truth, beauty, and goodness together, as a community. Everyone is invited to a public evening at Martin Saints on Thursday, May 23rd, at 7pm.

Our student choir will sing.

Student art and craftmanship will be on display.

Renowned and award-winning professor of literature James Matthew Wilson will read some of his poetry and give a talk about the transcendent in Catholic education.

(Who is James Matthew Wilson? "A poet who works like a priest," showing us how everyday life can be sacramental. And if you click on this link, you can hear a Relevant Radio commercial for our event.)

Should you attend this event? Sometimes we have choices about our leisure. Getting out of the house on a week night can be tough. It's normal to be tired sometimes. Modern life tries its best to compete with eternal life. There are chores to do. Anesthetizing ourselves with the internet can be tempting.

But I think you want to rally for this one. Please come be part of the Martin Saints community, please come participate in what makes this school special.

"Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." (Philippians 4:8)

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