Tuesday, October 2, 2007

So, what do you think of the new design?


I hope you like it. There are lots of little edits in places, but the sidebar is the main feature of the new design; my main idea was to communicate what we are doing with the home design (melding the ancient and new, modern and traditional) a little more in the design of the blog. The people depicted in the background are holy men and women who lived their lives for Christ in the modern era with heroic virtue. Certainly another design element is that these are people that Molly and I look up to as examples of holiness, and these are people who we'd like to raise our children to emulate. These are also people that our children will be studying (their lives and their writings) in our homeschool. At the top is our Lord on the cross, who is the center of our lives, and also serves as a reminder of how these holy men and women below got to be so holy: sacrifice.

Just FYI, from top to bottom, the pictures in the sidebar are:

Venerable John Paul II
St. Maximilian Kolbe
St. Gianna Molla
St. Faustina Kowalska
St. Pio of Pietrelcina
St. Therese of Lisieux
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
Blessed Teresa of Calcultta
St. Josemaria Escriva
Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman

One other note: I placed John Paul II at the top of the list because, among other great reasons, he wrote and spoke frequently about family life and the family as "the domestic Church."

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