Francesca Patti

Francesca Patti
Francesca Patti graduated from the University of Notre dame in 2019 with a B.A. in Spanish and is now working toward an M.A. in Theology through the McGrath Institute's Echo program. In addition to Spanish and Theology, some of her main interests include integral human development, art (and its use for evangelization), and serving the needs of Latino communities in the U.S.

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Imitating Mary, Mother of Life

Posted by Francesca Patti on Dec 12, 2019 9:41:04 AM

An unconventional portrayal of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Nellie Edwards’ “Mother of Life” immediately draws the viewer’s gaze to Mary’s face, an expression of stoic serenity. Her glowing visage imparts an inexplicable restfulness; she articulates no rational explanation for her peace, yet her image communicates, in fact imparts, a definitive grace. Eventually, the slope of her mantle and bowed head guide us to the image’s center: the Light of Christ in her womb. We now discover the source of her firm tranquility to be the Christ-Child, whose radiance is almost too bright for our eyes to hold.

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Topics: inculturation, Mary, self-giving love, Advent, Our Lady of Guadalupe

Ben Howard's Beatific Vision

Posted by Francesca Patti on Nov 15, 2019 7:07:00 AM
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Topics: Culture, death, All Souls, music, Ben Howard

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