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Beauty in Brief: The Church We Believe in is Apostolic

"Beauty in Brief" is a series of video clip excerpts from the Nothing More Beautiful presentations made at St. Joseph's Basilica on May 5, 2011.  We offer them for use as short reflections. Each clip concludes with a few questions you may wish to consider..

Nothing More Beautiful was produced in partnership with Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, a registered charity devoted to spreading the light of Christ through media.

Father Raniero Cantalamessa: A Great Mystery (4:23)

  • What is my response to the notion that a person can be spiritual without being part of a church community?
  • What has motivated me during those times I felt I didn't need church?

Father Raniero Cantalamessa: Apostolic Succession (4:23)

  • How do I see the principle of apostolic succession relating directly to me?
  • As a present-day apostle, what are my responsibilities?

Father Raniero Cantalamessa: Kerygma (5:12)

  • In what ways has suffering in my own life been transformative?
  • How can I proclaim the kerygma - the Good News of the Gospel - with my life?

Cam and Nadine MacDonnell: Trust Me (2:52)

  • What change do I notice in myself or my attitude when I allow God to work in me?
  • What motivates me to serve others?

Cam and Nadine MacDonnell: Isaac Experience (2:59)


  • What "Isaac experience" has help me grow in my faith?
  • How do I respond when things don't go as planned?

Cam and Nadine MacDonnell: According to Your Will (3:08)

  • How can I persevere in my apostolic mission amidst my daily struggles?
  • What is the little thing done with great love that God is calling me to?
  • In what area of my life do I need to adjust my thinking to be more like God's?