CASC Lumen Magazine_Spr 2021

What isAccomplished in theQuiet

honors the mystery of beauty in both the material and spiritual world (Page 4). The St. Joseph Business Guild, established by a four-time St. Thomas parent, is a growing network of Catholic small business owners, professionals and tradespeople that come together for material and spiritual solidarity (Page 8). And graduate alumna Lyssa Newlove ’15, ’17 CSMA , reminds us of the profound reality of a meal shared (Page 18). In a very noisy world, these are indeed quiet things. Yet, to quote Guardini again, “the silent forces are the strong forces.” We are so very proud of the quiet work of our friends and alumni because we know that their work, in the light of the Incarnation, is enduring to eternity. Many of you have asked for more opportunities to continue to explore thought and culture with us after you leave St. Thomas. This is why we are delighted to announce a new podcast from the LOGOS Journal, the “Deep Down Things” podcast, which you can learn more about on Page 20 and listen to at either or on podcasting platforms like Spotify and SoundCloud.

“The greatest things are accomplished in silence – not in the clamor and display of superficial eventfulness, but in the deep clarity of inner vision.” Many of you will no doubt recognize these words of Romano Guardini. Our time has its own versions of the clamor and display of superficial eventfulness. In Catholic Studies, we strive rather to see the truly great things that are accomplished in silence. In this year dedicated to St. Joseph, many of our friends and alumni are consecrating themselves anew to the man St. John Paul II called the “Guardian of the Mystery.” Father Bryce Evans , Catholic studies adjunct professor and Leadership Interns program coordinator, explains that extending the practice of consecration to St. Joseph, a relatively hidden and silent figure of the Gospels, “finds its warrant in the indispensable role of Joseph in the economy of the Incarnation, and thus in the economies of salvation” (Page 13). Dan Purkapile ’12 graduated from St. Thomas with degrees in philosophy and Catholic studies. Today, he owns a woodworking business through which he



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