Topic: Dante’s Divine Comedy: The Perfect Companion for Holy Week
Guest Speaker: Dr. Dominic Aquila, Professor of History at University of St. Thomas
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is the greatest literary work of the Christian tradition, and the perfect accompaniment for our Lenten and Easter mediations. Suffering a bitter exile from his beloved city of Florence, Dante assimilated his own tribulations to the sufferings of Christ. His Comedy is a three-part, imaginative journey through the afterlife. Dr. Aquila’s talk highlights pivotal moments in the Divine Comedy that deepen our appreciation for the sacred events of the Easter Triduum.
Date: Thursday, March 30
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Parish Life Center
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.