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“I should not like to be too harsh on this commission’s labors. It numbered a certain number of genuine scholars and more than one experienced and judicious pastor. Under different circumstances, they might have accomplished excellent work. Unfortunately, on the one hand, a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee in the hands of a man who—though generous and brave—was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Larcaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Annibale, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be.”
— Fr. Bouyer, a liturgical expert appointed by Pope Paul VI

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13th Century Sacred Art Class
published 14 November 2013 by Gwyneth Holston

GWYN_gothic drawing AVID CLAYTON, Thomas More College Artist-in-Residence, will be offering a four-day sacred art class at Thomas More College from Monday to Thursday during the Spring Break, March 10-13. The cost to those from outside the college is $525 for the four days, and includes all materials (for egg tempera painting), tuition, lunch, and a lecture in the evening. For and additional $15 per day dinner can be included. There is a local hotel that offers favorable rates to those connected to TMC and has a free shuttle to and from the campus.

Students will study the English gothic style that is often described as the school of St Albans. Its leading artist in the 13th century was a monk called Matthew Paris. Typical images are similar to those found in the Westminster Psalter.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the class, contact David Clayton through his blog, The Way of Beauty.