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Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

October 21, 2010

Teaching Theology Using Literature and Art Webinar

 On Tuesday, Br. Michel Bettigole, editor of the book The Catholic Spirit: An Anthology for Discovering Faith Through Literature, Art, Film, and Music, presented a sample lesson on the Eucharist drawing from classic works of art and literature.

The following works were featured in this presentation:

  • Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper 
  • Fritz Eichenberg's Christ of the Breadline 
  • Salvador Dali's The Sacrament of the Last Supper 
  • Andy Warhol's The Last Supper 
  • Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus
  •  Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, The Grammar of Assent 
  •  Graham Green's "Hint of Explanation"
  • and excerpts from the Gospel accounts and Paul's version of the Last Supper
 Here is the video recording of the presentation:

The Catholic Spirit: Integrating Literature and Art into Religious Education from Ave Maria Press on Vimeo.

Navigation Summary:
  • Opening Prayer: 1:08
  • About the presenter, Br. Michel Bettigole: 2:25
  • About the book, The Catholic Spirit, and tips for teaching with literature, art, and film: 4:00
  • Sample lesson on the Eucharist using Literature and Art: 12:19
  • Question and Answer: 40:31 


    1 kkollwitz

    Oct. 30, 2010
    In my 6th grade class I don&#39;t use much literature beyond the Bible, but do use lots of art, including Rembrandt&#39;s Prodigal Son, and the Anastasis.<br /><br />I posted a bit about using art in class here:<br /><br />

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