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Posts in category “Dante”

At the Tomb of Dante Alighieri

Thoughts from a literary and spiritual pilgrimage

Posted October 14th, 2014

Surprising Ravenna

The town where the Western Roman Empire died has unexpected charms

Posted October 8th, 2014

Danteworld

In which the pilgrim approaches the Poet’s tomb for the first time

Posted October 7th, 2014

Grace

Mass, the Uffizi, and vespers in the Duomo: the undeserved gift of Florence

Posted October 5th, 2014

Florence Diary

This morning Casella went his way to buy train tickets for Ravenna …

Posted October 4th, 2014

The Unbought Grace of Siena

Beauty and wonder in a medieval Tuscan city — an a meal for the ages.

Posted October 3rd, 2014

The Tragedy of Florence

Being in the Tuscan capital magnifies the lesson of Dante’s Divine Comedy

Posted October 2nd, 2014

Get Thee Behind Me, Forese Donati

Eating steak in Dante’s town

Posted October 1st, 2014

Inferno, Cantos 11-13

The logic of Hell; Dante meets a suicide

Posted September 27th, 2014

Florence

Oh, New York Times, must you tease me like this? Watch their …

Posted September 25th, 2014

Inferno, Canto 10

If we love the things of this world more than the eternal virtues — and, ultimately, more than God — we lose it all

Posted September 24th, 2014

Inferno, Cantos 8 & 9

On not pitying the damned, and the power of images over reason

Posted September 24th, 2014

Inferno, Cantos 5-7

What the fate of Francesca & Paolo tell us about the deceptive qualities of love

Posted September 21st, 2014

Inferno, Cantos 2-4

How could Love have created Hell? Why are the virtuous pagans damned?

Posted September 20th, 2014

Inferno, Canto 1

Dante begins his epic journey. What does this have to do with you?

Posted September 19th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXVIII

What the angelic ranks teach us about cosmic order and the Great Chain of Being

Posted September 13th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXX

His vision restored by baptism in the River Of Light, Dante sees the Mystical Rose.

Posted September 5th, 2014