Event Name

Hope Knows No Bounds: Gift and Promise in Purgatorio


Event Location

Ivy Hall, 6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151


Start Date and Time:

Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m.


End Date and Time

Thursday, April 12, 9 p.m.


Event Description

“Hope Knows No Bounds” explores the spiritual implications of the the gate to Purgatory in the second part of Dante’s great poem. “La Divina Commedia” presents a personal and poetic, religious and political, literal and allegorical, vision of the afterlife. Divided into 100 poems or songs (canti), this work is also a reflection on the spiritual journey of the soul toward God. Reading Dante, we become his fellow pilgrims as he travels from the lowest depths of the underworld to the very face of God, the “Love who moves the sun and the other stars.”

Speaker Stephen C. Córdova is the Latin instructor at Martin Saints Classical High School, Oreland. With over 20 years of teaching in the liberal arts, he brings a lively speaking style and passion for ancient texts.

Light refreshments will be served after the talk.

The suggested donation is $10.

The talk at the International Institute for Culture, which promotes international understanding through cultural means, is part of the ongoing monthly series, Great Books and the Catholic Liberal Arts.

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