Examine the Crucified Christ: Franciscan ZOOM Lecture

Examine the Crucified Christ: Franciscan ZOOM Lecture

Between the 12th and 13th centuries, the depiction of Christ crucified underwent a significant change, from that of the crucified Christ with open eyes to that of the crucified Christ with closed eyes. Francis and Clare of Assisi were shaped in their life and ministry by looking into the open eyes of the crucified Christ (for example, the San Damiano cross and others). By looking into the open eyes of Christ crucified, Francis and Clare learned how to look at the world with open eyes.

Fr. Michael Blastic, OFM, distinguished professor of Franciscan Studies at the Franciscan School of Theology, will examine the significance of this artistic change and its implications for Minorite and Clarian life and ministry today during a 40-minute FREE Zoom lecture hosted by the Franciscan School of Theology on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at 7:00 PM PDT.

Michael Blastic staffFr. Michael Blastic, OFM, distinguished professor of Franciscan Studies at the Franciscan School of Theology.

Register for the Zoom lecture at https://www.fst.edu/event/2022-zoom-lecture-series/

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Image: The Wooden Cross of San Salvatore in San Severino in the Marches, which Francis visited (cfr. 1 Celano 77-78).