The Art of Ecstasy: Bernini and Teresa of Avila Thursday, October 15, 10:30 am - Noon PST
St. Teresa in Ecstasy by Gian Lorenzo Bernini ( circa 1650)
Join cultural historian Kayleen Asbo for a fascinating exploration of one of the most remarkable women of all time: Teresa of Avila. A 16th century Spanish Mystic. Teresa wed together seeming paradoxes of spirituality and sensuality in her witty, earthy and very practical being. A lover of singing and dancing, cooking and eating, she was an eminently practical mystic whose wise and witty advice has much to offer our troubled age and whose poetry echoes with love and shimmers with beauty.
We will explore Teresa's life through a Jungian lens, and delve with great detail into the masterpiece that depicts her spiritual ecstasy by the greatest sculptor of the Baroque era : Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Laughter Came from Every Stone by Teresa of Avila
Just these few words the Beloved spoke changed my life, “ Delight in Me.” What a burden I thought I was to carry – a cross, as did He. But then Love whispered to me, “I know a song, would you like to hear it?” And laughter came from every cobblestone in the street and from every star in the sky. After a night of prayer, He changed my life when He, whispered, “Delight in Me.”
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