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The Vision of Saint Francis

Francis, Mary and the language of the cosmos with Andrew Baker

Saint Francis famously affirmed the value and meaning of Nature as Theophany. The aim of this session is to show how the Image of Mary is inseparable from the early Franciscans’ understanding of the goodness of the Cosmos and how this vision has been lost in the west. If we can escape the modern failing of literalness, we may see the Image of the Cosmos as it was seen in the 13th century. This understanding has meaning today, whether we enjoy seeing the world in terms of Images, or Icons, or simply as the working of Love.

Andrew Baker is a retired librarian, a composer and historical researcher. He has spent many years investigating Thomas Anson of Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire, and his influence on the 18th century Greek Revival in the Arts. This has led him the rediscovery of Anson’s friend, the composer Antonin Kammell, and to the philosopher Floyer Sydenham. In his compositions Andrew explores the language of music, and he explores the Spirit of Place in films with music.

Andrew Baker

The online event will not now take place but Andrew has provided a link to a film based on the talk that is now available in the Wisdom Resources section of the website.

To view the presentation click here.

Image: The Vision of Saint Francis, kneeling at right, receiving the Christ child from the Virgin Mary by Michel Lasne



Tuesday 07 December 2021


7:00 pm - 8:15 pm



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