Natasha Marsh

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Natasha Marsh was born and bred in Adelaide, South Australia. But don’t hold that against her, she is currently living in Melbourne.

 

Natasha is finishing a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family.

 

Her studies focus on the intersection between Beauty, skill, culture and evangelisation.

 

Natasha is passionate about the need to form articulate, intelligent and skilled Catholics and believes this is best done at a grassroots, parish level.

 

Her thesis on Dietrich von Hildebrand made the argument that an appreciation of true Beauty was a moral duty. For this she won a trip to the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Pennsylvania to deliver her talk. 

 

For the last seven years she has worked as a roving journalist and (very) amateur photographer. Her work has been published in Catholic papers across Australia, London, Rome and The States. She currently writes a weekly blog for Catholic Weekly, Sydney.

 

She also works as the Director of Music at St Gerard’s Parish, Dandenong North. A parish of over 2,000 people, she runs three choirs, works with the school, and sings/plays at weddings and funerals.  

 

On the side, Natasha has been learning to pain Eastern icons, an art that, in her opinion, perfectly captures the relationship between the ascetic and the aesthetic.  

 

 

Presentations

 

-          Appreciating Beauty – A moral imperative?

-          “Beauty will save the world” – What does Dostoevsky really mean?

-          Edith Stein: Catholic, thinker and mystic

-          Four things to consider when choosing music for your wedding

-          Four things to consider when choosing music for your funeral

-          For priests: How to make musical changes and stay alive

-          On the Dignity of Women or ‘Why Simone de Beauvoir was wrong’

-          Music in the Liturgy

-          The Art of the Icon

-          Want to evangelise? Learn metaphysics

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