2/18/24 - Dean's Hour: Robert C. Stuart Lenten Series: Caroline Goeser, Ph.D., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
(lecture begins at 20:42)
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Dean's Hour – Sundays at 10 a.m. in Reynolds Hall
The Cathedral's Dean's Hour is held on Sundays at 10 a.m. in Reynolds Hall. This is a time for Adult Christian formation. Cathedral Clergy, other parish leaders, and guest speakers address matters of faith, church life, and community.
Robert C. Stuart Lenten Series: The Theology of Beauty
Feb. 18, 25; March 3, 10, 17.
Beauty is not likely to be among the first words to come to mind when we think of the season of Lent. The practices of penitence and fasting that are central facets of Lenten observance often motivate us to deny ourselves beauty as something luxurious or even frivolous. Our Lenten Series for 2024 will seek to shift this perspective. We will examine ways that beauty in various forms allows us to be more present – more present to the world around us, to ourselves and our inner lives, and to God in our midst. This is at its core the spiritual work of Lent – to be present to God in our lives such that we are able to make course corrections that allow us to deepen our relationship with God and follow Jesus more faithfully. For five consecutive Sundays, our Dean’s Hour will feature speakers who are scholars and practitioners in the ways that beauty in the form of visual art, literature, film and more causes us to focus our attention on our lives and our world in a manner different from anything else. Their perspective will prompt us to consider how we might approach beauty in a way that changes how we relate to ourselves, to our neighbor and to our God.
Learn about our speakers for the Lenten series at..