Issue 1808

Published Date : 2021-12-28
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“The Shape of Water” A film by Guillermo Del Toro

By: Virgilio Fantuzzi, SJ

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Film Festival and four Oscars at the 2018 Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Original Score), The Shape of Water by Mexican film director Guillermo Del Toro is a fairy tale in a real historical context. The terms “fairy tale” and “reality” do not appear meant to converge, but this is just one of the many paradoxes that typify the film. Between reality and imagination The...

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Father Angelo Secchi, Jesuit and Scientist

By: Cardinal Luis Ladaria, SJ

This year marks 200 years since the birth of the Jesuit Fr. Angelo Secchi (Reggio Emilia, June 28, 1818 - Rome, February 26, 1878). He was an astronomer, geodesist and founder of spectroscopic astronomy. From the year 1849 he directed the Observatory of the Roman College, completely rebuilding it with the construction of the first astrophysical observatory in Europe: for this he is considered the founder of stellar and solar astrophysics. On February 26, 2018, a solemn celebration in his...

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