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Posts tagged “Paradiso”

We, the Essential Freaks

What Flannery O’Connor and Dante Alighieri knew about the right kind of horror

Posted April 14th, 2015

The Way of Love vs the Way of Justice

And Easter weekend gift, thanks to Dante and Father Matthew

Posted April 5th, 2015

Reading Dante on Holy Week

Light at the end of the long Lenten darkness

Posted March 31st, 2015

At the Tomb of Dante Alighieri

Thoughts from a literary and spiritual pilgrimage

Posted October 14th, 2014

Danteworld

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

Posted October 7th, 2014

Paradiso, The Final Cantos

The pilgrim ends his journey by finding unity with the Love that moves the Sun and all the other Stars

Posted September 17th, 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

Paradiso, Canto XXIX

Dante arrives at heaven’s gate, where time and desire are no more.

Posted August 28th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXV

Dante begins this canto in an extraordinary way. Look at this: Should …

Posted August 20th, 2014

A Backgrounder For Dante’s Paradiso

A reader sends this lengthy but very, very helpful essay by Peter …

Posted August 16th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXIV

A further observation on Canto XXIII, which we discussed earlier this week: …

Posted August 15th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXIII

Canto XXIII is one of my favorites in the entire Commedia. It …

Posted August 12th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXII

Finally! I packed my Dante books in a bag before the move, …

Posted August 11th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXI

In church yesterday, my priest talked about patience and diligence in the …

Posted July 20th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XX

I’m not being faithful to my Dante posting these days. I wish …

Posted July 7th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XIX

In Canto XIX, Dante remains in the heaven of Justice. As the …

Posted June 26th, 2014