Wednesday, February 13, 2008

St. Paul tonight

I'm making the final preparations for my talk in the Cathedral Lenten series tonight. It's on the life and legends of Paul in art. I got the idea from Sr. Armanda Santos, who did her Master's Thesis on the subject and graciously shared it with me. She featured select art works and analyzed them (the Sister Wendy of St. Paul) first from an artistic standpoint, and then developing the theology implicit in the scene. But where Sr. Armanda went deep, I opted for wide: about 100 different works of art on the life of St. Paul. I didn't even know there were so many depictions of so many aspects of his life! I hope to further develop this for a set of talks here at Pauline Books in preparation for the Pauline Year. But if you're in downtown Chicago tonight, I hope you come to the Cathedral "soup and lecture" program! Soup's on at 6:00.


Anonymous said...

I hope that warm soup thaws your frozen little corpus in the windy city. Bundle up, ma cherie.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I wish to hear your presentation on St Paul tonight...You have to pass your talks around so that other FSP in different location can do it too. Keep warm & calm :)