Saturday, September 25, 2021

VI / I. THE FRANCISCANS AND DANTE

The Story of the Bones Writing about Dante’s death in Ravenna, Boccaccio said in his Trattatello in laude di Dante, that it occurred “on the...

V. DANTE, SAINT FRANCIS AND THE FRANCISCANS

Little or nothing is known of Dante’s relationship with the Franciscans during his life. Dante was born in Florence in 1265 and died in...

IV/III. The Divine Comedy: PARADISO*

In dedicating Paradiso to Cangrande della Scala, Dante calls his last work “the sublime canticle which is adorned with the title of Paradise.” As...

IV/II. THE DIVINE COMEDY: Purgatorio

Purgatorio The second canto of the poem takes the reader to a new world, where hope follows despair and sunlight follows darkness. As though...

IV/I. THE DIVINE COMEDY

INFERNO The Christian’s journey into the realms of the afterlife was not a new story in literature. However, Dante's underworld was something completely...

III. The Work

Dante is universally known as the author of The Divine Comedy and he is also an “actor” in it. He wrote other works, but...

II. The Character

“Dante Alighieri, the Florentine poet who lived between the 13th and 14th centuries, is the greatest poet of medieval Europe and one of the...

I. The reasons for celebrating a Centenary

INTRODUCTION The portico of the Sacred Convent of Assisi overlooks Perugia and the entire Valley of Spoleto. It is a place so dear to us...

700th Anniversary of the Death of Dante Alighieri

We are publishing this letter of the Minister General, Friar Carlos TROVARELLI, to inform the Order about the 700th anniversary of the death of...