Ven, Espíritu Divino
An arrangement of the traditional sequence for the Feast of Pentecost, Veni Sancte Spiritus, recorded in the Basílica del Salvador in Santiago, Chile. The sequence invokes the Holy Spirit as “father of the poor,” “giver of gifts,” and “light of hearts,” calling on the Paraclete to renew both creation and Church. Musical and lyrical arrangement by Pablo Coloma, produced by the Canto Católico Foundation.
Denys Turner, Reason & the Mystical
On April 7th, 2021, Professor Denys Turner (Yale, Princeton) delivered the Inaugural Jacques Maritain Lecture, “Reason & the Mystical.” Professor Turner reflected on the implications of Maritain’s work of epistemology, The Degrees of Knowledge, for the place of theology in the contemporary university. In Professor Turner’s words:
In his Degrees of Knowledge Jacques Maritain combined an account of the principles of knowledge generally with a large reflection on the mysticism of John of the Cross. For reasons that have emerged in more recent literatures, both of the mystical and of the rational, this project has come to seem impossible to replicate. But there are good reasons for trying again to repeat Maritain’s project, for there are in pre-modern traditions accounts of the rational and of the mystical that do not set them at odds, and these reasons are recoverable within projects and problems of our own times.