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Ravenna: Celebration of the 700th Anniversary of the Death of Dante...

On September 12, 2021, the city of Ravenna, Italy, celebrated its traditional commemoration of the death of Dante ALIGHIERI. The commemoration takes place annually...

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...

VIR DESIDERIORUM

The Dante Center of Ravenna Medal
Commemorating the 700th Anniversary of the Death of Dante Alighieri

“Dante, Francis and Humanism”: A Guest Lecture by Massimo CACCIARI

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...
Jonkoping

Conventual Franciscan Presences around the World (VI)

Mission in Sweden  Mother Province: Province of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe in Poland (Gdańsk)  The Franciscans (then called gråbröder or gray brothers) arrived in Sweden as...
Sicilia

Vatican Penitentiaries Make Cultural Visit to Sicily

On May 13-17, 2024, the friars of the Vatican Penitentiary visited Sicily to learn more about its rich heritage of art and monuments accumulated...
Kenya

Kenya: Diaconal Ordination

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, while awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit , the Province of St. Francis of Assisi in Kenya joyfully...
Polonia-Cracovia

Poland-Cracow: Ordinary Provincial Chapter – Part II

On May 13-17, 2024, the Province of St. Anthony and Bl. James of Strepar in Poland (Cracow) conducted the second part of its Ordinary...
Fra Remo

Friar Remo Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

Seventy years ago, on May 16, 1954, Friar Remo PIANIGIANI was ordained to the priesthood. On Thursday, May 16, 2024, Friar Remo, now aged...