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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: Episode 60

Jan 8, 2020

Princeton College lately hosted and funded a really Catholic
occasion as a part of its annual Being Human Pageant. It was a
several-hour program devoted to representations of St. Cecilia in
poetry, portray and music, exploring how a dialog between
these artwork varieties can stir us to marvel and the contemplation of the
Divine. The day’s occasions included singing the Salve Regina and a
dinner in honor of Our Girl of Guadalupe, whose feast it was.

Within the first a part of this episode, Thomas and co-host James
Majewski lead a roundtable dialogue by which occasion organizer Joe
Perez-Benzo, painter Andrew de Sa, and singer Emily de Sa look again
on the occasion and its humanizing/evangelizing results on
members. Joe explains how he was in a position to have an explicitly
Catholic occasion funded by an Ivy League college, and provides
recommendations as to how different Catholics can replicate this success
wherever God has positioned them.

Partially two, Andrew de Sa and poet James Matthew Wilson have enjoyable
reflecting on an surprising prevalence by which certainly one of Andrew’s
work impressed a poem by James, which in flip impressed Andrew’s
portray of St. Cecilia (unveiled on the Princeton occasion). The
artists solely grew to become conscious of this mutual inspiration after the

Half I

  • Overview of the competition and the occasion’s idea [4:32]
  • The spiritual demographics of the occasion [12:33]
  • The mixture of poems and work holding viewers
    consideration [15:32]
  • Singing in a secular area stuffed with sacred artwork and the
    dynamic of the visible parts along side track
  • Andrew’s emotions round unveiling his new portray for the
    occasion [20:04]
  • Joe’s expertise studying Latin classics on the locations they
    describe or websites of their composition—methods of overcoming the
    fashionable isolation of artistic endeavors in a museum context [22:33]
  • Singing the Salve Regina in “combined firm” [27:25]
  • Getting the Princeton Humanities Council on board with the
    occasion, overcoming slight resistance [28:50]
  • Recommendation for internet hosting comparable occasions in public areas or at house
  • The involvement of the Carl Schmitt Basis [40:12]
  • Emily de Sa and Ruth Swope carry out ‘Jesu Candy’ by Gustav Holst

Half II

  • The providential affect between Andrew’s work and James
    Matthew Wilson’s poem [48:31]
  • Holding oneself open to inspiration and associations which may
    make an paintings extra dense with which means [54:46]
  • Theories of literary critics on the relevance of the artist’s
    intention to the viewer’s interpretation [57:17]
  • Distinguishing artwork varieties in an effort to unite them [1:01:40]
  • Liturgy as the whole artwork from which the varied artwork varieties
    movement [1:05:44]

Images and video:

Time lapse of Andrew de Sa portray his Flight into Egypt mural:

That portray impressed these strains in James Matthew Wilson’s
“Hasten To Help Thy Fallen Individuals”:

However each rising pressure should pressure certainly

To lend the shape to what in fact is mild,

And manifest peace as if it is a deed

And provides transcendence some arc of a flight.

The purity of each saint

Shall be daubed on with sloppy paint,

And what no thought could comprehend or say

Should be taught within the staging of a play.

These strains impressed Andrew de Sa’s portray of St. Cecelia,
unveiled on the Princeton occasion:

Joe Perez-Benzo helps tourgoers enter into the thriller of the
Incarnation as James Majewski seems on:

Emily de Sa and Ruth Swope carry out Holst’s 4 Songs for
Voice and Violin
within the stunning Princeton College Artwork

Ultimate panel with Joe Perez-Benzo, Emily de Sa and Andrew de



Poetry which impressed Andrew de Sa’s St. Cecilia portray: book

Andrew and Emily de Sa’s web site:

Andrew de Sa on Instagram:

James Matthew Wilson’s web site:

Being Human Pageant: 

John Dryden, Alexander’s Feast: http://jacklynch.web/Texts/alexander.html 

Carl Schmitt Basis:

James Matthew Wilson, The River of the Immaculate

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