+ Catholic literature discussion
+ New comic inspired by St. Bakhita and other heroes of color
+ El Greco and the dance that witnesses to the presence of God
+ Duncan Stroik & desecration of churches and statues
April 29th at 7 PM EST, 6 PM CST, 5 PM MST, 4 PM PST via Zoom
Karen Barbre Ullo recommends this ZOOM panel discussion, and Natalie Morrill, Dappled Things fiction editor, loves the recommendation. The event is co-presented by the Saint Benedict Institute and cosponsored by Dappled Things, Wiseblood Books, and the new MFA at the University of St. Thomas, Houston.
The panel will be moderated by Bernardo Aparicio, DT founder and publisher and will include: Vivian Dudro, Senior editor at Ignatius Press; Joshua Hren, founder and editor of Wiseblood Books and founding fiction faculty in the new MFA at the University of St. Thomas, Houston; Karen Ullo, editor at Chrism Press, DT former Managing Editor, and Suzanne Wolfe, author of four novels and co-founder of Image journal with her husband Gregory Wolfe.
To register, click here.
Katy Carl, DT Editor in Chief: “Seems like some significant subset of our people (and our people’s kids) might be into this. I haven’t checked it out myself but would like to, based on this [trailer].” Me: Some indications of the Catholicism and other intentions behind this comic’s conception are the icon of the Holy Family behind the announcer and the photo of St. Josephine Bakhita displayed in the trailer as one of the inspirations for the black characters.
DT Web Editor, Father Michael Rennier recommended the above link, “From an author we just published on the blog.” At Ekstasis Magazine, Arthur Aghajanian writes about how “the pandemic had provided a space for me to redirect my attention to things that were often lost in the noise of my normal routines,” and how “because our inner life is divine in nature, we can often find its qualities mirrored in great works of religious art. ”
Below is a link to Aghajanian’s Deep Down Things post, “Resurrection and the Everlasting Image.”
Seeking an echo of my interior rhythms in an image or object, the quivering energy that is so pronounced in the late work of El Greco suddenly revealed itself in a new way. . . .The artist was picturing the divine flow: the greater movement of life in and through which we are all joined.”—Arthur Aghajanian, in “Resurrection and the Everlasting Image.”