Monthly Archives: February 2013

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Two days ago we finished reading Stephen Greenblatt’s Will in the World, and, sticking with a Renaissance theme, reading a book that is also appropriate for Lent, we began Ross King’s Leonardo and the Last Supper.  Those of you have … Continue reading

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Laughter in the Refectory: Will in the World

In his discussion of the role ghosts play in Shakespeare’s plays, Stephen Greenblatt makes a digression into Catholic and Protestant perspectives on the afterlife. Here is an amusing little gem concerning Purgatory. “Purgatory was a vast prison house under the … Continue reading

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St. Scholastica and Storms

“Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.”  (Song of Solomon 2:10-11) This is from a scripture passage from a traditional antiphon associated with the feast of … Continue reading

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