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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 154 – To Muck We Shall Return

Feb 27, 2023

Jane Clark Scharl discusses her play Sonnez les
, through which a younger Ignatius of Loyola, Jean Calvin, and
Francois Rabelais, collectively in 1520s Paris, discover themselves
implicated in a homicide.

Writer’s description (from Wiseblood Books):

One Mardi Gras evening in 1520s Paris, faculty college students Jean
Calvin (founding father of Calvinism and autocratic ruler of Geneva),
Ignatius of Loyola (founding father of the Counter-Reformation Catholic
spiritual order, the Jesuits), and their bawdy pal Francois
Rabelais (the humanist novelist) discover themselves combined up in a
ugly homicide—and any one in all them could be responsible. The following
investigation sparks a battle of wits and weapons, plunging them
into questions of justice and mercy, grace and sin, innocence,
guilt, love, and contempt. Earlier than the bells ring within the begin of
Lent, they have to confront the darkest components of their souls and discover
the braveness to pursue reality in a world that appears intent on
obscuring it. 

Sonnez Les Matines imagines what may need occurred if
these three good, unstable males needed to put their convictions to
the take a look at whereas navigating a brutal crime and their very own involvement
in it. When left to his personal gadgets, every character speaks in his
personal verse type, giving the play the sensation of a fierce sparring
match between masters. Calvin’s clean verse toys with despair as he
wrestles with doubts concerning the goodness of God and the likelihood
of freedom; Ignatius instructions conditions in clipped iambic
tetrameter, revealing his background as a disciplined soldier,
whereas his ardour for order exhibits by in frequent alliteration;
and Rabelais dances round with iambic rhyming couplets, cracking
profane, bawdy jokes that unexpectedly turn out to be profound meditations
on the mysteries of God, creation, and style.


Tickets for March Eighth efficiency of the play in NYC

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“The Dream of the Rood: A New Translation” by
Tessa Carman and J.C. Scharl

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