Cristóbal Almanza

Husband to Cristina, Catholic artist and designer. Serve as High School catechist and retreat coordinator. Committed to promoting the beauty of Truth through education and art. @soulpainter Visit my site President, Co-Founder ACNM


    Posts by Cristóbal Almanza

    Bishop Rundown for the Diocese of Austin [Infographic]


    We are living in exciting times in the Diocese of Austin. The Austin metro area is experiencing unprecedented growth and constantly ranking at the top of list to show just how great things really are going in the area. Our diocese is booming, and it’s only excepted to keep going for the foreseeable future. Episcopal Ordination […]

    Sunday Says – February 22, 2015 Mass Reading Reflections

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday, February 22, 2015 First Sunday of Lent Lectionary: 23 (NAB Readings) (Jerusalem Translation) Reading 1 Genesis 9:8-15   This week’s first reading from the book of Genesis recounts the familiar story of Noah. This segment picks up after the flood and focuses on the covenant of God with Noah, promising to not destroy the […]

    Ways to Find Value in Your Work as a Young Adult


    Most young adults aren’t working their dream jobs, and it commonly leads to a lingering restlessness. Few people grow up wanting to have a desk job or work in service, and most of us never considered the amount of monotonous tasks required in the daily routine in regular jobs. When we search our hearts, we all want […]

    Sunday Says Podcast – February 8, 2015 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday, February 8, 2015 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 74 (NAB Translation)(Jerusalem Bible Translation) Reading 1 Job 7:1-4, 6-7 This first reading from the Prophet Job is very characteristic of this classic prophet. You can clearly hear a tone of suffering in the excerpt from a conversation between Job and his friends. This is […]

    Sunday Says – February 1, 2015 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday February 1, 2015 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 71 (NAB Readings) (Jerusalem Bible) Reading 1 Deuteronomy 18:15-20 This week’s first reading from the book of Deuteronomy is an introduction to the concept of the prophet as a singular voice from God. There was a fear that a direct encounter with God, even just […]

    Sunday Says Podcast – January 18, 2015 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday, January 18. 2015 Second Sunday of Ordinary Time Lectionary: 65 (NAB Translation) (Jerusalem Translation) We’re back in Ordinary time after several weeks of preparation and celebration. This week there is a clear and obvious message that we get from the readings – hearing the call from God. Reading 1 1 Samuel 3:3B-10, 19 This […]

    Local Workshop for Music Ministry


    The arts are a necessary part of the work of the Church. The beauty of good art is not just superficial positive emotions about Jesus, rather beauty is in support and extension of Truth. It requires craftsmanship and skill to execute effectively. In recent generations, with a lack of training and attention on the arts, parishes scrambled to find […]