Painting a Path to Heaven:
Art in the Life of Faith
The Saint Cecilia Group
Saturday, May 12, 2012
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Andre Leyva, PhD
Alphonse Pinto, PhD
Jem Sullivan, PhD
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Please join The John Paul II Fellowship and The Saint Cecilia Group as we partner to bring you Painting a Path to Heaven: Art in the Life of Faith, a series of four monthly lectures designed to explore how we are lifted up by beauty and art. How does imagination allow us to perceive beauty? What is the effect of art and culture on our emotional, spiritual, and psychological life? What does it mean to live a life full of creativity and faith? These are just some of the questions we will discuss throughout the series as we come together to foster the growth of human and spiritual values through attention to beauty and art.
We hope you can attend, and after each lecture, enjoy a Dessert and Wine Reception!
Saturday, May 12 at 7:30pm
Beautiful Love: Sacred Art and Devotion to God
Alphonse Pinto, PhD
Through the beauty of the material world, we come to know about the perfect Beauty of God. Through the beauty of Sacred Art, we may come to an ever deeper relationship with the Trinity. To counteract the "modern barbarism" the aspect of beauty must never be forgotten in a new evangelization, especially if we are supposed to build a civilization of love. This lecture examines the role that Sacred Beauty has traditionally played in the Church and the steps we can take to restore it.
Dr. Alphonse Pinto received his PhD from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy. His writings have been featured here in the U.S. and abroad, and he has spoken on several topics related to the Church and culture, including Sacred Art and Music; Liturgical Theology; Fine Art: Renaissance to the Present; and Benedict XVI and the Restoration of Catholic Culture.
The acting Academic Dean and Professor of Theology at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, Dr. Pinto is fluent in English, Italian, French, and Filipino. When not reading an ancient manuscript in Latin, Greek, or Hebrew, he is a regular attendee at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
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