The Omphalos (Dennis Aubrey)


“I saw your face; and I felt dizzy and wept, for my eyes had seen that secret and conjectured object whose name is common to all men but which no man has looked upon – the unimaginable universe. I felt infinite wonder, infinite pity. “ “The Aleph” by Jorge Luis Borges I talked in the […]

Two Suns (Dennis Aubrey)


PJ and I look forward every year to our sabbatical in Europe to photograph the Romanesque and Gothic churches that are the backbone of Via Lucis. Of course we love visiting with our friends there, staying at our favorite hotels, eating the wonderful meals and drinking the wine. The churches themselves are glorious and we […]

Bethany is close to Bethlehem


A little boy let his attention wander in catechism class and his teacher singled him out for a question. “Andy, where was Jesus born?” The boy thought for a minute and said, “Pittsburgh!” The teacher shook her head and said, “Try again.” “Philadelphia?” “I am so ashamed of you, Andy. You had to know it […]

The Fortress Cathedral of Albi (Dennis Aubrey)


“La vérité n’est point a nous, nous n’en sommes que les témoins, les défenseurs, et les dépositaires.” Jean Baptiste Massillon (1663-1742) Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile in Albi is a church of immense contrasts. From the exterior it is a forbidding and dominating fortress. Within, it is a splendid and opulent medieval shrine. The cathedral was built in […]