The public is invited to a talk by Fairfield University professor Mary Ann Carolan, “The Dante Perspective: Gluttony and Sloth,” on April 3 at 9 a.m. at Saint Luke’s Parish, 1864 Post Rd., Darien. The event is part of the church’s ongoing Lenten series, The Seven Deadly Sins.
According to Professor Carolan, Dante’s 14th century masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is remarkably relevant to souls in the 21st century. For Dante, sin was that which divides people from God, and the sins that lands souls in his hell (Inferno) were those sins that the sinner loved more than he or she loved God.
Using the particular sins of gluttony and sloth, Professor Carolan will illustrate Dante’s masterful portrayal of the human condition and the hope of living through it to God. Professor Carolan teaches Dante and Italian at Fairfield University, where she is the head of the Modern Languages and Literature Department, as well as the Italian Studies program.
For more information about the Saint Luke’s Lenten programs, visit our website.