Join us for our upcoming course: “The Narrative Spirituality of Dante’s Divine Comedy” with Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, Wednesday nights from April 15-May 20 via Zoom video conferencing.
Dante’s Divine Comedy, published between the years 1314 and 1321, is enjoying its septuacentennial anniversary providing a richness in our Catholic faith through a spirituality that is grounded in our Marian devotion. This course will provide an overview of the Comedy, demonstrating the influence our Blessed Mother has as co-redemptrix.
Week 1: Overview of Dante’s Cosmos and Spiritual Stagnation that can only be resolved through our relationship with the Holy Trinity and the pathway that Mary helps provide
Week 2: The Disintegration of Community through Human Vice as expressed in the Inferno
Week 3: Vices and Virtues on the Path to Paradise as expressed in the Purgatorio
Week 4: Free Will and Love as expressed in the Purgatorio and the Paradiso
Week 5: The Nature of Spiritual Growth as expressed across the expanse of the Comedy
Week 6: The Vision of God as expressed in the Paradiso
Required Reading: The Narrative Spirituality of Dante’s Divine Comedy by Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, available through http://enroutebooksandmedia.com/narrativespirituality/ (available beginning January 2020; list price $19.95)
Recommended Audio from Now You Know Media, “The Narrative Spirituality of Dante’s Divine Comedy” by Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP – https://www.nowyouknowmedia.com/the-narrative-spirituality-of-dante-s-divine-comedy.html (list price: $129.95)
Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, is a Lay Dominican of the Queen of the Holy Rosary chapter in the Province of St. Albert the Great and serves as Professor of Intercultural Studies and Vice-President at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, CT. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Dr. Stephanie Mahfood, and children, Alexander and Eva Ruth.
Date(s) - April 15, 2020 - May 20, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cardinal Rigali Center