Online presentations

Online Presentations Reflecting Mercy

A series of four online presentations and interactive discussions exploring different perspectives on the theme of mercy will be held on the four Fridays of November from 7-8:30 p.m., hosted by the Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Living Stone.

This fourth edition of reflections on faith and art will have Caravaggio’s painting as its central scene. The Sette Opera della Misericordia, which is located in Naples. The elements of mercy and judgment, which appear to be two contrasting elements in faith, are beautifully brought together in this painting depicting the scene of the Last Judgment as depicted in the Gospel of Matthew.

The first presentation will be given on November 4 by Giulia Privitelli from Pietre Vive. Ms. Privitelli, an art historian who has studied art theology, will present and explore the painting itself, interpreting the symbols it shows. She will use the artwork as a text for spiritual reflection.

On November 11, Professor Nadia Delicata, Episcopal Delegate for Evangelization and Moral Theologian, will explore the Seven Works of Mercy in the Christian moral tradition.

On November 18, Professor Anthony Frendo, Emeritus Professor of Near Eastern Archeology and the Hebrew Bible, will offer a critical interpretation of Matthew 25:31-46 and provide insight into the development of the concept of mercy in Scripture.

On November 25, Mark Cachia, from the Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission, will discuss the relationship between mercy and justice in today’s context, with reference to the local Church’s recent document, yahad.

The series of reflections is coordinated by Sandro Rossi and Ms. Privitelli and is open to the public. Participation is free and no reservation is necessary. The sessions are self-contained, with a continuous thread of mercy reflection running through them all. Those who can attend only one session are welcome. Those who attend all sessions will have a fuller experience.

The link to join the discussions is

(Meeting ID: 893 2922 9799; Passcode: 462560)

More information and the link for each session can also be viewed via the Facebook page of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

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