Whether you have been reading Father Morris’ insightful commentaries since the earliest editions of MAGNIFICAT or are being introduced to them for the first time, you are in for a singular treat. To read an art essay by Fr. Morris is to uncover a richness of expression in both word and imagery. His love of sacred art is unmistakable in the enthusiastic turns of phrase he brings to his writing. His exhaustive knowledge is found in detailed insights. Undoubtedly, his intimate knowledge of the lives of these saints strengthened Father Morris in the final days of his battle with the cancer that took his life in July 2016. It was always Father’s prayer that the essays he wrote would draw readers into a deeper relationship with Jesus, his Blessed Mother and his Church. It is our sincere prayer that IN THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS will achieve that end and that, one day, we may all be granted some share and fellowship in the company of these friends he so admired while on earth. Paper.