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“In the 17th century came the crushing blow which destroyed the beauty of all Breviary hymns. Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644) was a Humanist. In a fatal moment he saw that the hymns do not all conform to the rules of classical prosody.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Two Upcoming Lectures on Sacred Art
published 11 November 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

6708 Art NJOY SOME of the most enchanting paintings from art history on Sunday, November 24th at 12:30PM in the church basement of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church in Newton, MA. Gwyneth Holston, Catholic artist and Corpus Christi Watershed blogger, will be giving a lecture on the story behind sacred art from the Gothic era through the Pre-Raphaelite. Each work discussed will have a link to the Advent season and the traditional feast days for the month of December.

Some of the featured works include:

The Last Judgment by Hans Memling

The Immaculate Conception by Tiepolo

The Portinari Altarpiece by Hugo van der Goes

FORMING THE ARTIST — An evening with David Clayton

The Catholic Artists Society and the Thomistic Institute in New York invite you to this third event in The Art of the Beautiful series. Internationally known artist, writer, teacher and broadcaster, David Clayton will speak on the formation of artists. The lecture will be held at the Catholic Center at NYU on November 16th at 7:30PM

Mr. Clayton is Artist-in-Residence and lecturer at Thomas More College in NH. He wrote, produced and presented the 13-part TV series, The Way of Beauty (2011). His writing appears in many publications and websites, including his popular blog:

      * *  The Way Of Beauty • A Wonderful Blog by David Clayton

The lecture will be followed by a reception and sung Compline, the nighttime prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours. Admission is free but space is limited. We encourage you to arrive early to get a seat!