L'Abbatiale de la
Liturgie Apocryphe

Montréal, p.Q.

OTTAWA – Le pape François n’offrira finalement pas les excuses du Vatican pour le rôle toxique joué par des membres de l’Église catholique dans les pensionnats fédéraux pour Autochtones au Canada.


La Commission de vérité et réconciliation avait notamment recommandé que le Vatican présente ses excuses aux survivants et aux familles des victimes de sévices subis dans ces pensionnats. Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau avait même personnellement porté cette invitation au pape, l’an dernier, lors d’une visite officielle au Vatican.


La commission s’inspirait des excuses offertes par le pape en 2010 aux Irlandais victimes d’agressions sexuelles perpétrées par des prêtres catholiques.


Dans une lettre aux Autochtones, mardi, le président de la Conférence des évêques catholiques du Canada, Lionel Gendron, explique qu’après avoir examiné attentivement la demande de la commission et en avoir «discuté abondamment avec les évêques du Canada», le pape François était d’avis qu’il ne pouvait «y répondre personnellement».


L’évêque de Saint-Jean-Longueuil ajoute qu’«une visite papale pourrait être envisagée dans le futur», qui pourrait comprendre une rencontre avec les peuples autochtones. En attendant, monseigneur Gendron encourage les évêques «à continuer de s’engager dans un travail intensif de pastorale visant la réconciliation, la guérison et la solidarité avec les peuples autochtones».


Le gouvernement fédéral avait confié aux communautés religieuses la gestion de ses pensionnats pour Autochtones. Pendant plus d’un siècle, des milliers d’enfants arrachés à leur famille ont subi des sévices physiques, psychologiques et sexuels dans ces établissements destinés essentiellement à assimiler les petits Autochtones.


La Commission de vérité et réconciliation a conclu que ces pensionnats étaient un outil de «génocide culturel» à l’égard des nations autochtones.




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GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'La Veronica', Olio su specchio, 98 X 73 cm ,2013. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘La Veronica’, Olio su specchio, 98 X 73 cm ,2013. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'Attributi iconografici di san Massimo d'Aveia martire Cimasa per l'altare di san Massimo d'Aveia martire.' Olio su tela, 58 X 70 cm, 2011. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘Attributi iconografici di san Massimo d’Aveia martire. Cimasa per l’altare di san Massimo d’Aveia martire’, Olio su tela, 58 X 70 cm, 2011. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'La visione di san Giovanni a Patmos. La Donna vestita di sole', Olio su tela, 325 X 180 cm, 2012. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘La visione di san Giovanni a Patmos. La Donna vestita di sole’, Olio su tela, 325 X 180 cm, 2012. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'Quum memoranda (Servo di Dio, Papa Pio VII Chiaramonti)', Olio su tela, 90 X 70 cm, 2014. Roma, Fondazione Pio Alferano (Opera vincitrice del Premio Pio Alferano). Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘Quum memoranda (Servo di Dio, Papa Pio VII Chiaramonti)’, Olio su tela, 90 X 70 cm, 2014. Roma, Fondazione Pio Alferano (Opera vincitrice del Premio Pio Alferano). Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'Santa Thérèse di Lisieux', Olio su tela, 90 X 70 cm, 2014. Ruvo di Puglia (BA), Collezione privata. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘Santa Thérèse di Lisieux’, Olio su tela, 90 X 70 cm, 2014. Ruvo di Puglia (BA), Collezione privata. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'Santa Elisabetta della Trinità', Olio su tela, 90 X 70 cm, 2016. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘Santa Elisabetta della Trinità’, Olio su tela, 90 X 70 cm, 2016. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'San Pio X Pontefice Massimo', Olio su tela, 90 X 70 cm, 2015. Bassano del Grappa (VI), Collezione Privata. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘San Pio X Pontefice Massimo’, Olio su tela, 90 X 70 cm, 2015. Bassano del Grappa (VI), Collezione Privata. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'San Biagio vescovo e martire', Olio su tela, 216 X 143 cm, 2011. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘San Biagio vescovo e martire’, Olio su tela, 216 X 143 cm, 2011. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'San Nicola di Bari schiaffeggia l'eresiarca Ario', Olio su tela, 100 X 120 cm, 2016. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘San Nicola di Bari schiaffeggia l’eresiarca Ario’, Olio su tela, 100 X 120 cm, 2016. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'San Nicola di Bari', Olio su tela, 90 X 70 cm, 2016. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘San Nicola di Bari’, Olio su tela, 90 X 70 cm, 2016. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'San Francesco d'Assisi ricevuto da papa Innocenzo III', Olio su tela, 199 X 165 cm, 2016. Trani, Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘San Francesco d’Assisi ricevuto da papa Innocenzo III’, Olio su tela, 199 X 165 cm, 2016. Trani, Chiesa di San Francesco d’Assisi. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'Pio VI Pontefice Massimo', Olio su tela, 90 X 70 cm, 2016. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘Pio VI Pontefice Massimo’, Olio su tela, 90 X 70 cm, 2016. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'Labano cerca gli idoli nel baule di Giacobbe', Olio su tela, 119 X 151 cm, 2013. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘Labano cerca gli idoli nel baule di Giacobbe’, Olio su tela, 119 X 151 cm, 2013. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'Corredenzione', Olio su tela, 80 x 100 cm, 2015. Bari, Collezione privata. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘Corredenzione’, Olio su tela, 80 x 100 cm, 2015. Bari, Collezione privata. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'La mano destra che sa cosa fa la sinistra', Olio su tela, 40 X 70 cm, 2011

‘La mano destra che sa cosa fa la sinistra’, Olio su tela, 40 X 70 cm, 2011


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'In hoc signo vinces. Il sogno di Costantino', Olio su tela, 115 X 207 cm, 2015. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘In hoc signo vinces. Il sogno di Costantino’, Olio su tela, 115 X 207 cm, 2015. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'Il canto del tradimento - Il gallo di san Pietro Cimasa dell'altare di san Pietro', Olio su tela, 59 X 80 cm, 2011. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘Il canto del tradimento – Il gallo di san Pietro Cimasa dell’altare di san Pietro’, Olio su tela, 59 X 80 cm, 2011. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini


GIOVANNI GASPARRO 'Il sogno di san Giuseppe', Olio su tela, 207 X 155 cm, 2012. Image copyright © Archivio dell'Arte / Luciano Pedicini

‘Il sogno di san Giuseppe’, Olio su tela, 207 X 155 cm, 2012. Image copyright © Archivio dell’Arte / Luciano Pedicini



GIOVANNI GASPARRO


GIOVANNI GASPARRO was born in Bari in 1983. He graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in 2007, as a pupil of the painter Giuseppe Modica, with a thesis in art history on the Roman stay of Van Dyck. His Last Supper painting is exhibited in the film Saturno contro by Ferzan Ozpetek. The first solo exhibition in Paris is in 2009. In 2011, the Arcidiocesis of L’Aquila commissioned him 19 works of art between altar and altarpiece for the Basilica of San Giuseppe Artigiano (XIII sec.), damaged by the earthquake of 2009 , which constitute the largest painting cycle of sacred art made in recent years (…)



Merci Yvan Arseneault


Yggdrasill : Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind
Stan Brakhage, USA, 1997, 17 min



This film, a combination of hand painting and photography, is a fulsome exposition of the themes of “Dog Star Man.” In that early epic I had envisioned The World Tree as dead, fit only for firewood; and at the end “Dog Star Man” I had chopped it up amidst a flurry of stars (finally Cassiopeia’s Chair): now, these many years later, I am compelled to comprehend Yggdrasill as rooted in the complex electrical synapses of thought process, to sense it being alive today as when Nordic legend hatched it. I share this compulsion with Andrei Tarkovsky, whose last film “The Sacrifice” struggles to revive The World Tree narratively, whereas I simply present (one might almost say “document”) a moving graph to approximate my thought process, whereby The Tree roots itself as the stars we, reflectively, are. (SB)


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Stellar (1993) & The Wold Shadow (1972) by STAN BRAKHAGE (July 3, 2013)
Original Creators: STAN BRAKHAGE’ presented by The Creators Project (August 10, 2011)
Glaze of Cathexis (1990) by STAN BRAKHAGE (January 24, 2011)
Cat’s Cradle (1959) by STAN BRAKHAGE (January 23, 2011)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.


The announcement of the new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors came on the same day that a Vatican investigator will take the testimony in New York of one of the main whistleblowers in the Chilean cover-up scandal.


Francis tasked Archbishop Charles Scicluna with the fact-finding mission into Bishop Juan Barros after he came under blistering criticism in Chile for defending Barros and calling the victims’ cover-up accusations against him slander.


The initial three-year mandate of commission members had lapsed two months ago, on Dec. 17. Francis named nine new members Saturday and kept seven from the initial group. A Vatican statement said survivors of abuse are included, but didn’t identify them to protect their privacy.


None of the most outspoken lay advocates for victims from the original group returned, but a statement stressed that the commission’s work would be imbued throughout with the experience of victims.


Commission members are to open their April plenary by meeting with victims privately, and discussions are continuing to create an “international survivor advisory panel” to advise the commission and make sure the voices of victims are heard in all its deliberations, the statement said.


The new members are noteworthy for their geographic representation, hailing from Tonga, Brazil, Ethiopia and Australia, among other places.


“The newly appointed members will add to the commission’s global perspective in the protection of minors and vulnerable adults,” said Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the commission’s president.


Francis has insisted he has “zero tolerance” for abuse and had pledged to hold bishops accountable when they botch cases. But there have been several well-known cases where he and the Vatican sided with the accused over victims, calling into question whether he shares the “victims first” policy that guides his own commission’s work.


The Barros case is the most prominent example. Victims of Chile’s most notorious predator priest, the Rev. Fernando Karadima, have for years accused Barros of witnessing their abuse, ignoring it and defending Karadima.


En route home from Chile, though, Francis insisted he had no “evidence” against Barros to warrant removing him. The Associated Press, though, reported that he received a letter from a Karadima victim, Juan Carlos Cruz, in April 2015 detailing the abuse he suffered and Barros’ presence while it happened.


Francis’ defiant defense of Barros suggested that he find Cruz or the other victims credible, and believed instead Barros’ ecclesial supporters in Chile and at the Vatican.


Cruz testifies Saturday before Scicluna, who was the architect of the Vatican’s get-tough approach to sex abuse in the early 2000s. Several recent cases, however, indicate that the Vatican under Francis doesn’t favor the “one strike and you’re out” approach adopted by the U.S. bishops, for example, after the scandal exploded there in 2002.


Francis himself has admitted that he opts to give offenders the benefit of the doubt, especially when solid proof — often hard to come by in decades-old sex abuse cases — is lacking.


“As must be done in good jurisprudence, always in favor of the offender,” he told reporters Jan. 21 en route home from South America.


Francis applied that concept in the case of the Rev. Mauro Inzoli, a well-known Italian priest defrocked by the Vatican for having abused children as young as 12. He had his sentence reduced on appeal to a lifetime of penance and prayer in 2014 after what his bishop said was a show of mercy from Francis. But in 2016, an Italian judge convicted Inzoli of abusing five children aged 12-16 and sentenced him to four years, nine months in prison. The Vatican opened a new church trial against him and in 2017 he was definitively defrocked.


Francis has held out the Inzoli case as an exception, where he opted for a lesser sanction.


But Italy’s Il Mattino newspaper has had a series of exposes about another case where the Vatican under Francis opted to take the priest’s word over that of the victim’s.


The victim in that case accused the Rev. Silverio Mura, a parish priest in Ponticelli, of raping him as a 13-year-old. He came forward in 2010 to accuse Mura, after remembering the abuse during the therapy he was undergoing for the panic attacks, depression and other medically certified reactions to his childhood trauma.


But the case, investigated by the archdiocese of Naples, was shelved in 2016 for lack of proof.


The victim had declined to submit to a second diocesan psychiatric evaluation after the first one subjected him to a “savage” police-style interrogation that sought to destroy his fragile defenses, according to a letter to the archdiocese’ psychiatrist from the victim’s personal psychiatrist, Dr. Alfonso Rossi.


Il Mattino this month reported, however, that other victims have since come forward alleging similar rapes.


Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed Saturday that the case was now revived, on the express wishes of Francis. He said it had never been archived, just dormant “awaiting other elements of proof.”


Il Mattino, however, reported Feb. 4 that the priest had been sanctioned based on the evidence already given. “Quickly admonish the priest,” was the recommendation included in the file in the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Il Mattino reported.



Nicole Winfield
Associated Press


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La névrose chrétienne (1976) par le Docteur PIERRE SOLIGNAC (May 25, 2012)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

 

ALFRED KUBIN was an Austrian printmaker, illustrator, and occasional writer. He is considered an important representative of Symbolism and Expressionism.

 

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)


ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN
(April 10, 1877 – August 20, 1959, Autria)



Alfred Leopold Isidor Kubin was one of the major graphic artists of the 20th century who was widely known for his illustrations of writers of the fantastic such as Balzac, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Gustav Meyrink and Edgar Allan Poe. In his combination of the darkly decadent, the fantastic and the grotesque, in his evocations of dream and nightmare, his creation of an atmosphere of mystery and fear he resembles Mervyn Peake. The Other Side is his only literary work. Like Peake’s Gormenghast, it tells of a dream kingdom which becomes a nightmare, of a journey to Pearl, a mysterious city created deep in Asia, which is also a journey to the depths of the subconscious. Or as Kubin himself called it, ‘a sort of Baedeker for those lands which are half known to us’. Written in 1908, and more or less half way between Meyrink and Kafka, it was greeted with wild enthusiasm by the artists and writers of the Expressionist generation. Franz Marc called it a magnificent reckoning with the 19th century and Kandinsky said it was almost a vision of evil, while Lyonel Feininger wrote to Kubin, “I live much in Pearl, you must have written it and drawn it for me.”

 

Kubin is considered an important representative of Symbolism and Expressionism and is noted for dark, spectral, symbolic fantasies, often assembled into thematic series of drawings. From 1906 until his death, he lived a withdrawn life in a small castle on a 12th-century estate in Zwickledt, Upper Austria.

L'Abbatiale de la
Liturgie Apocryphe

"The production of nervous force is directly connected with the diet of an individual, and its refining depends on the very purity of this diet, allied to appropriate breathing exercises.

The diet most calculated to act effectively on the nervous force is that which contains the least quantity of animal matter; therefore the Pythagorean diet, in this connection, is the most suitable.

...

The main object was to avoid introducing into the organism what Descartes called 'animal spirits'. Thus, all animals that had to serve for the nourishment of the priests were slaughtered according to special rites, they were not murdered, as is the case nowadays".