Blessed and Beautiful: Picturing the Saints in Italian Renaissance Art


Date and Time

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – Wednesday, December 31, 1969 at 6 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre


Robert Kiely, PhD
Professor Emeritus of English, Harvard University
Reception to follow

Join the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture as Robert Kiely, a distinguished scholar of modernist literature and historian of exceptional sensibility, discusses his latest book, "Blessed and Beautiful: Picturing the Saints."

This book offers a powerful and searching meditation on the lives of the saints and the images painted of them by Renaissance artists in Italy. The talk will be an aesthetic experience in multiple ways, featuring images of the amazing works of art in question.

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP by emailing or calling (619) 260-7936. For more information, please visit


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