On December 16, 250 years ago, the great composer was born. He is one of Fr. Giussani's most beloved composers. From Spirto Gentil, his commentary on the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra op.61: "It is the emblem of man's wait for God."
Culture - 2020
From December Traces, Millet's gaze as expressed in the Christmas poster. "It is not the Holy Family, but is pervaded by that clear link between the everyday and the eternal that the family of Nazareth experienced and brought into the world.
Another recommended vacation reading for GS students. In "Five loaves and Two Fish", Cardinal Van Thuan reflects upon his thirteen years of imprisonment.
Her family wished a good marriage for Catherine, a quiet life. But the Lord calls her when she is only six, so that she might shake the life of the powerful upon earth. One of the books recommended to GS students for the summer.
An introduction to James Baldwin and his considerations on race, written for those who were joining in the preparation of the James Baldwin exhibition at the New York Encounter 2020.
He died young, five hundred years ago. A short life, but with an intense and precocious artistic fecundity. After the lockdown, a great exhibition on the artist re-opens in Rome, an opportunity to see his work free from stereotypes.
The image from the Easter poster 2020 is taken from Pasolini’s "The Gospel according to Matthew". But the poet’s relationship with the figure of Christ was not random. Already at the age of twenty, an atheist, he wrote: "I look for Him everywhere".