A program presented in partnership with Franciscan School of Theology
“Francis and Clare of Assisi and the Cross with Open Eyes”
In the mid thirteen-century century, the depiction of Christ crucified underwent a significant change, from that of the crucified Christ with open eyes to that of the crucified Christ with closed eyes. Francis and Clare of Assisi were shaped in their life and ministry by looking into the open eyes of the crucified Christ (e.g., the San Damiano cross among others). The Christ with open eyes invites the viewer into communion with the glorified Christ as a source of healing, reconciliation, and peace. By looking into the open eyes of Christ crucified, Francis and Clare learned how to look at creation and all men and women with open eyes and to recognize there the glory of God.
No fee and no registration required. Program will be in the Auditorium.