MRI Forum 87

Spirituality and Poetry

Date:

  • 2 December 2016

Location:

  • Macau Ricci Institue

Time:

  • 18:00 to 21:30

Cost:

  • Free

Languages:

  • English

Speaker

Workshop

Claude Tuduri S.J.

Claude Tuduri S.J. has been teaching art and literature for nearly 20 years in different universities in Paris and China (Pierre et Marie Curie, Centre Sevres, Versailles). He has published widely about spirituality and aesthetics in different French periodicals and has also worked with many artists in multimedia productions.

Introduction

Yves Raguin S.J. in his book “Les deserts de Dieu” (“God’s deserts”) opens his Christian faith to the experience of Zen spirituality and the Chinese care for sensibility and imagination. He describes how God’s presence goes beyond all expectations, ideas and wods. In this respect, he also opens a space for a poetic approach of life described as a new perception of the unity of mind, affection and body. In dialogue with contemporary French writers such as Jean-Pierre Lemaire and Gerard Bocholier we shall see how the writing and reading of poetry may also decipher the world as a perpetual Creation leading to a dynamic integrative communion between God, the others and the self.