In this session on March 27th, we accompany Dante the Pilgrim as he traverses the middle levels of the Heavenly Kingdom. In this session and the final one next week, we will encounter many of the greatest heroes of the first thousand years of Christendom, including St. Benedict, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas,…
Month: March 2023
Dante’s Paradiso: Beyond Time and Space
Mystagogy finally makes it to heaven! And it’s literally out of this world. Our consideration of the last of the three parts of Dante’s epic poem covers Cantos I-VIII. You might find this short video which summarizes The Paradiso helpful.
Purgatorio: Healing Carnality and Reclaiming the Earthly Paradise
Our consideration of Dante’s Purgatorio concludes with his remedies for the sins of the flesh, and then moves onto the ascent into the earthly paradise which kicks off the greatest parade in the history of, well, history. The cantos covered are Cantos XXV-XXX, and XXXIII.