Professor Massimo CACCIARI will be a guest lecturer during “Dante’s Days,” an event cosponsored by the Municipality of Foligno, Italy, and the General Custody of the Sacred Convent of St. Francis in Italy (Assisi). The professor will give a lecture on the theme “Dante, Francis and Humanism.“
At 9:00 p.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021, Professor CACCIARI, a philosopher, will deliver his lecture from the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. The public can follow him live on the website of the Municipality of Foligno at: https://foligno.civicam.it/. The event will begin with greetings from the Custos of the Sacred Convent, Friar Marco MORONI.
The Dante’s Days event got underway on Sunday, April 11, 2021, a day which commemorated the first printing of the Divine Comedy in Foligno. Dante’s Days will continue through September, with a wide-ranging program featuring activities for all audiences.
The general theme for this year is the relationship between Dante’s work and the religious culture of Italy’s Umbria Region. A second theme is the relationship between Dante and St. Francis of Assisi. In this context, canto XI of Paradiso in the Divine Comedy is used as a reference point. It features St. Francis as its protagonist. The highlight of the event is the collaboration with the Sacred Convent of Assisi.