Splendor Veritatis


About This Site

This site is just a simple blog for me, the author (see below). I don’t really expect anyone to read this, but it’s a nice personal project, and gets to me to write more, which is quite nice. In terms of content, you’ll find a great variety of topics, which basically boils down to whatever topics about which I feel like writing. This site went live in October 2017, but you’ll find a few articles I’d written previously for other purposes.

This site was generated using Nanoc, a ruby-based static site generator. It’s hosted for almost no cost by NearlyFreeSpeech, and the site design is entirely my own. To keep things simple and fast, there is no Javascript or any sort of backend. It’s all HTML and CSS.

The site title “Splendor Veritatis” is Latin for “the splendor of truth”. In an age of moral relativism, it is especially important to celebrate the beauty and splendor of the truth, which we all should seek. This quest for truth is man’s highest aim, and should be central in our lives.

This title was inspired by Pope St. John Paul II’s encyclical “Veritatis Splendor”. The header image is from a public domain photo of Raphael’s Disputation of the Holy Sacrament. This paiting can be found in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican, on the same ceiling as Raphael’s famous The School of Athens.

If you have any suggestions, comments, questions, or concerns about this site, please contact me using the contact information listed below.

About Me

I graduated with a BS in Computer Science in May 2019, and currently work as a software engineer for MathWorks (the makers of MATLAB and Simulink). However, my interests vary widely, so when I feel like writing something, I do.

Contact

For now, the best way to contact me is through the email address webmaster[dot]splendorveritatis[at]gmail[dot]com. This forwards directly to my personal email address, so I’ll see any emails you send pretty quickly.

What Am I Currently Reading?

Amongst other things, Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux, The Christian State of Life by Hans Urs von Balthasar, and In Sinu Jesu. For a list of books that I’ve read and enjoyed, please see my booklist.