This was not planned, but today is the feast of St. John Cantius, the namesake of the Chicago parish where I took ownership of my faith, where my love for sacred art and architecture took root, and where I proposed to my wife. It’s a nifty place.
It has been exactly three months since I last posted on this site, and today felt like an appropriate day to make a few announcements.
Over the last three months, I have been busy applying for new jobs outside of the liturgical art world and being hired for one of them. I began that new job on November 30, and so far, it is a dream come true. Among other varied duties, I am chiefly a professional writer, so the prospect of doing more writing after dinner is not that attractive.
I no longer work for Granda Liturgical Arts. I think this is a generally good thing for the site because I don’t have to steer clear of news about competitors. There are many articles I have wanted to write but couldn’t or didn’t because of business considerations.
The old content related to Granda will remain because there’s too much to delete and I am still happy to recommend Granda’s craftsmanship. I think the company makes beautiful and timeless works of art which are well worth the investment.
In the last three months, I have also been quite busy preparing for the birth of my first child. He or she is due on March 3, 2018, the feast of St. Katherine Drexel. I guess that time for writing will disappear when our bundle of joy arrives.
Given all of the above, I am extending a call for guest posters, contributors, or co-authors.
I think we have a pretty good thing going here, and you’ll have the opportunity to publish on an established website with a global reach. You can participate in the vaunted, annual Church Madness tournament. And, best of all, you can write pretty much whatever you want, as often as you want, so long as you follow the basic rules of the English language.
It’s a good opportunity to create or expand your portfolio, dive deep into the fascinating world of liturgical arts, and serve the Church in a cool way.
If you’re interested — either in a one-off guest post or a longer-term engagement — or know someone who’d be a good fit, please shoot me an email.