The Essence of the Sacred Liturgy is Sacred, Universal and Beautiful. Often, when I was a pastor celebrating funerals, the most often comment afterewards was that it was "beautiful." Beauty has the ability to change hearts and to turn our attention to what is sacred and true.
Now, as a chaplain for an amazing group of sisters, I find my heart transformed each morning as I enter the sacristy to prepare for Mass. Sister Sacristan celebrates the liturgical feasts with "Amice Art" The entire month of January is observed with devotion as the Month of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Advent was a graced time with images of cribs and crosses, and "Veni, Veni," as we prepared for the coming of the savior.
Some beauty is not apparent to all which is why I am grateful to be able to make it known.
It is a great joy to work with such wonderful sisters.