Tales in the Cloister: the experience of bibliotherapy told by Dr. Di Rosolini


Posted on 21 June 2022 |
by Editorial staff

They continue Thursday 23 June (8 pm) the evocative “Tales in the cloister” with an evening dedicated to the theme Getting close to the sick through the use of the arts and bibliotherapy: writings and testimonies of a female doctor. The initiative is promoted by the Culture Office of the Diocese of Ragusa, by the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception of Comiso and by “Beata Maria Cristina di Savoia” Culture Conferences (Comiso – Ippari Valley) and consists of 3 evenings of culture and spirituality, characterized by the reading of significant passages taken from works published by women of our land and not, suitably accompanied by musical accompaniment and theological commentary.

tales in the cloisterThe protagonist of the evening was the Dr. Maria Antonietta Di Rosolini, director of the UOSD Infectious Diseases of Ragusa, a doctor working on the front line with Covid patients and witness to a truly unique and exemplary bibliotherapy experience. Professor Di Rosolini will interview the doctor Beatrice Lauretta, head teacher of the didactic direction “Paolo Vetri” of Ragusa, and former professor of philosophy at the classical high school of Comiso. To interpret the passages chosen from a work of the same doctor, the actress Tiziana Bellassaiwhile on the piano he will accompany the M ° Danilo Ferro di Vittoria with pieces of a high stylistic level. The theological-spiritual commentary will be edited by p. Biagio Aprile and from prof. Giuseppe Di Mauro. Introducing this appointment will be Nunziatina Asta Eliapresident of the Maria Cristina of Comiso – Ippari Valley.

Many texts will be meditated on, all by authors of international standing: Regine Detambel, Michel Petit, Arthur Conan Doyle, Chriss Kraus, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Gianni Solla, Flunnery O’Connor, Hermann Hesse, Jacob Burckhardt, S. Giovanni della Croce, Oswald Spengler, Makine, Father Domenico Canalella. The face of the “Christ the doctor” will reveal itself interesting through the poetic word inspired by great authors and embodied in the suffered experience of the sick in the time of the long Covid.

The cloister has been considered, since the times of the founding of monasteries in the west, a space closed horizontally and open along the vertical direction. It has always wanted to represent the space for the recollection of the soul, thehabitare secum, isolated from external distractions, comparable to going through the desert, attentive instead to the inner movements in which it is possible to see the unexpected gushing of sources of grace. Recovering this ancient meaning, the promoting bodies intend to renew its function by giving the possibility to women authors to express their feelings, their search for the divine, truth and justice, opening the meaning placed in words to the supreme heights of theological and spiritual implications. .

Each appointment, therefore, is characterized by a suitably moderated poetic-literary path, in the presence of the author, and with musical and theological-spiritual comments. An experience through which to amplify the secret melodies of the interior landscapes, in the days of passage through the summer solstice.

Tags: reading, art, Comiso, stories, cloister


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