“Beauty, precisely because it opens up and broadens the horizons of human awareness, pointing us beyond ourselves, bringing us face to face with the abyss of Infinity, can become a path towards the transcendent, towards the ultimate Mystery, towards God. Art, in all its forms, at the point where it encounters the great questions of our existence, the fundamental themes that give life its meaning, can take on a religious quality, thereby turning into a path of profound inner reflection and spirituality”
(Speech delivered to artists by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009)


Tuesday 6th March 2018

The Fabriano Church at the time of the Council of Trento

Lecturer: Prof. Mirella Cuppoletti (Scientific high School ‘V.Volterra’, Fabriano)

Friday 19th March 2018

Holy Space and Architecture. The Church, a book to be interpreted

Lecturer: Mr. Leonardo Servadio (Journalist, collaborator of Avvenire)

Saturday 17th March 2018

A Highly Topical Matter: The Reasons why a Pastoral Investment is needed on Via pulchritudinis. Report and debate

Lecturer: Father Antonio Scattolini (Manager of KARIS, Servizio per la Pastorale dell’Arte, Diocese of Verona)

Saturday 17th March 2018

The Societal Role of Art and Museums. A Form of Art that teaches and educates

Lecturer: Mr. Andrea Nante (Director of the diocesan Museum of Padua)

Saturday 17th March 2018

The Experience of a Diocesan Office for Cultural Heritage

Lecturer: Ms. Cristina Falsarella (Director of Ufficio Arte Sacra of the Diocese of Vittorio Veneto)

Sunday 18th March 2018

The Pastoral Role of Art: Assumptions, Methods and Skills

Lecturer: Mr. Andrea Nante, Father Antonio Scattolini, Ms. Cristina Falsarella

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Marche and the Fabriano inland amid Mannerism and Baroque. The New Art

Lecturer: Prof. Stefano Papetti ( Curator of Ascoli Piceno’s municipal collections, Università degli Studi di Camerino)

Thursday 12th April 2018

The Charity Oratory and Filippo Bellini

Lecturer: Prof. Giampiero Donnini (Art Historian)

Thursday 12th April 2018

The Church between Mannerism and Baroque. The New Liturgical Space

Lecturer: Father Mario Cataldi (Director of the Liturgical Office of the Diocese of Ascoli Piceno)

Tuesday 17th April 2018

The New Iconography in Fabriano. Caravaggism and Baroque Culture in Fabriano

Lecturer: Prof. Fabio Marcelli (Università degli Studi di Perugia)

Thursday 19th April 2018

The Gonfalone Oratory in Fabriano

Lecturer: Mr. Francesco Fantini (Art Historian)

Thursday 19th April 2018

The “Madonnas” of Sassoferrato

Lecturer: Ms. Arianna Bardelli (Art Historian)

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