Monsignor Timothy Verdon, one of the world’s most respected art historians, is the Academic Director of the Mount Tabor Centre in Barga, Italy. He earned his PhD at Yale University and for most of the last 50 years has lived in Florence, Italy, where he directs the Diocesan Office of Sacred Art and Church Cultural Heritage, the Cathedral Foundation Museum (Museo dell’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore), and the Centre for Ecumenism of the Archdiocese of Florence.
Jon M. Sweeney is an independent scholar and writer of popular history with an abiding interest in St. Francis. His 2012 book, The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation, published by Image/Random House, was a History Book Club selection, and was optioned by HBO, Inc. He is the author of many books about Francis and Clare including When Saint Francis Saved the Church, The St. Francis Prayer Book, Francis of Assisi in His Own Words: The Essential Writings, and The St. Clare Prayer Book. He has lectured across the U.S. on subjects related to Francis, including at The National Cathedral in Washington D.C. He writes regularly for the Jesuit weekly, America and The Tablet in the UK, and blogs on the Religion page of The Huffington Post.
Mark S. Burrows is a scholar of medieval Christianity, a poet, and a translator of German poetry. He has taught in numerous graduate schools and universities in the United States and Germany, and is a leading voice in the field of spirituality and the arts. He is professor of theology and spirituality at the University of Applied Sciences, Bochum (Germany), poetry editor of Spiritus, and the translator of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Prayers of a Young Poet and SAID’s 99 Pslams.
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