Dr Cheryl White speaks at Adult Faith

All are invited to Dr. Cheryl White’s talks.

Dr. Cheryl White, LSUS Associate Professor and parishioner, will be the presenter for several of the upcoming Adult Faith Formation Sessions, Sundays, 9:15am in the Parish Hall (April 2 & 9) and a second presentation on the Shroud (Wednesday April 12) in the Cathedral. 

April 2:  A Medieval Social History of the Virgin Mary: Piety and Devotional Practice

This class will examine the popular piety of medieval Christians in their relationship with Mary. The often volatile social and political upheaval of medieval Europe provides the historical backdrop – for this resulted in a unique strengthening of beautiful and contemplative devotion to the Blessed Mother.

April 9: Grief and Love: Depictions of the Virgin Mary in the Art of the High Renaissance

This class explores the changing representations of the Virgin Mary with the Italian Renaissance of the fifteenth and sixteenth century as themes of motherhood, grief, and compassion find their expression in visual art. Using works by the Great Masters of Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more, we begin to see Mary as not only the Mother of God, but Mother of us all.

Wednesday April 12: The Passion in History & Archaeology:  Exploring the Shroud of Turin 

Dr. White will once again offer the talk on The Shroud of Turin, one of the most fascinating relics of the Church.  A blood-stained linen cloth bearing the image of a scourged and crucified man, this artifact continues to reveal mysteries after decades of modern scientific evaluation.  This lecture will explore its documented history and present the current status of scholarly research.  Dr. White is a member of the Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association.

Please join us in the Parish Hall.  

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