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Catholic Connection – Jan 19, 2022 – Hour 1

Lutheran Pastor Rev. Sam Watters tells us about the March and Memorial for Life in Livonia on Jan 22. Art historian Elizabeth Lev joins us about her new book, “The Silent Knight: A History of St. Joseph as Depicted in Art.”

Segment 1 – Intro and News

Segment 2 – March & Memorial for Life in Livonia
Rev. Sam Watters talks about the March & Memorial for Life taking place January 22nd in Livonia. Preceding the march, Pastor Sam Watters will lead a service at the memorial for miscarried babies. Pastor Rennie Kaufmann and his daughter Esther will provide worship songs. Following the march Pastor Watters will lead a prayer at the memorial for the children lost to abortion. Those interested may later proceed to Livonia Planned Parenthood for a prayerful presence.

Rev. Sam Watters is Pastor of the Living Word Lutheran Church

All details about the event are found here!

Segment 3 – The Silent Knight: A History of St. Joseph as Depicted in Art
The Silent Knight explores and chronicles the remarkable rise of Joseph’s iconography through masterpieces by some of history’s greatest artists. The first depictions of Joseph appeared in the fifth century, gradually evolving as the Church grew, accompanying the faithful through the vicissitudes of ecclesiastical history. Josephine imagery adapted at various times to provide inspirational role models for fathers, husbands, workers, the moribund, and even the pope, depending on the circumstances, leading to a striking variety of depictions in the history of art.” …

Elizabeth Lev is an art historian living in Rome, where she teaches Baroque and Renaissance art as well as Christian Art and Architecture at Duquesne University. She’s the author of “How Catholic Art Saved the Faith: The Triumph of Beauty and Truth in Counter-Reformation Art.” Her website is here.

The book is here: The Silent Knight: A History of St. Joseph as Depicted in Art

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