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Catholic Word of the Day: LA DIVINA COMMEDIA, 07-26-10 ^ | 07-26-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 07/26/2010 1:50:52 PM PDT by Salvation

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The Divine Comedy, written by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). It is an allegory of life; a vision of the world of hereafter. One hundred cantos in length, it reflects the faith of Medieval Catholic Europe and is considered one of the greatest classics of Christian literature. Composed in the vernacular the poet hoped to convert an erring world back to righteousness. The philosophy of Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) and St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-74), the mysticism of Saints Bernard (1090-1153) and Augustine (354-430) and the theology of the early Fathers are synthesized in exquisite language. The first printing of this classic was in 1472 in Italy.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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Have any of you read this? Studied this?

Has it been adapted to music?

1 posted on 07/26/2010 1:50:55 PM PDT by Salvation
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To: Salvation
Has it been adapted to music?

I hope so.

2 posted on 07/26/2010 1:54:06 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Allegra; SuziQ; BlackVeil; Straight Vermonter; Cronos; SumProVita; ...

Catholic Word of the Day – links will be provided later by another FReeper.


Gift of Integrity



Virtue of Hope


End of the World

Apostasy (ecclesiastical)


Spouse (Bride) of Christ

Funeral Rites

Infused Contemplation



Miracles of Christ

Moral Theology




La Divina Commedia






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3 posted on 07/26/2010 1:54:32 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Only the best poem in the entire universe is all. It's actually worth learning a little Italian just so's you can savor the good parts.

I'm serious. This is a WONDERFUL poem. Dante is as much to blame for my becoming Catholic as any one human being.

4 posted on 07/26/2010 4:30:33 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (O Maria, sine labe concepta, ora pro nobis qui ad te confugimus.)
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