Dr. Mahfood Dante Videos Index

The adventure begins when Dante finds himself lost in a dark wood.

Gustave Doré, Canto 1
(Dante lost in the dark wood)

Dr. Sebastian Mahfood has kindly shared these Dante videos with us: he has made a short video reflection on each canto of Dante’s Inferno. We hope you find these helpful in your studies. If you are interested in Purgatorio and Paradiso, Dr. Mahfood’s videos for those are available on his Youtube page.

Please be aware that this is a challenging work with complex and mature themes. These optional video explanations contain vintage illustrations that may be disturbing, and in some cases, contain unclad human forms. Parental discretion is suggested.

Dante’s Inferno

Introduction: the Dark Wood and Gate of Hell (Cantos 1-3)

Circles 1-6 (Cantos 4-11)

Circle 7 (Cantos 12-17)

Circle 8 (Cantos 18-31)

Circle 9 (Cantos 32-34)

We hope to have the Purgatorio and Paradiso videos posted soon. We wouldn’t want to leave you in the Inferno!

Dr. Sebastian Mahfood was kind enough to share these Dante resources with us.Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, is a Lay Dominican of the Province of St. Albert the Great and serves as Vice-President of Administration at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, CT. In addition, he directs the Catholic Distance Learning Network of the National Catholic Educational Association’s Seminary Department in Arlington, VA, where he teaches free online courses in Dante’s Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso (NCEA’s website is experiencing some difficulties. However, some of his courses are mirrored by STLYA and are available here); and works as Provost of the online continuing education programs at Sacred Heart Institute in Huntington, NY. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Dr. Stephanie Mahfood, and their children, Alexander and Eva Ruth.