Comprising five evenings with two lectures featured back-to-back each time, this series convenes on February 11, February 24, March 16, March 29, and April 7. The series is designed to accompany the audience as they make their way through reading Dante's Divine Comedy during Lent and into Easter. Coinciding with the Year of Mercy, this series also responds to what Pope Francis said about Dante and his poem in relation to the 750th anniversary of the poet's birth: "[The Divine Comedy] is an invitation to rediscover the lost or obscured meaning of our human path and to hope to see again the glowing horizon on which the dignity of the human person shines in its fullness."
6:00pm: Encountering Mercy: Dante, Mary, and Us
Prof. Vittorio Montemaggi, Departments of Romance Languages & Literatures and Theology, University of Notre Dame
7:15pm: Encountering Mercy: Dante on Forgetting, Remembering, and Learning to Speak
Fr. Kevin Grove, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame
For more information, please visit: http://icl.nd.edu/events/dante-mercy-and-the-beauty-of-the-human-person/