Studying Theology with Salvador Dali and The Sacrament Of The Last Supper

Looking at The Sacrament Of The Last Supper painted by Salvador Dalí brings back many memories of when I was studying for a Bachelor of Theology degree in the 70s in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

The Sacrament Of The Last Supper by Salvator Dali

I had a large print copy of the painting hanging in my apartment. It was very, very trippy and then some.

The School of Religious Studies, at McGill, has enjoyed a long history of providing a wide range of programs, including B.A. programs, theological programs, and several specialized graduate degree programs. The School’s expertise in world religions engages many methods and disciplines, combining the rigorous and historically focused study of religious traditions and contexts with approaches that explore contemporary expressions of religions.

I was also working as a bouncer in a bar, The Boiler Room, on Crescent Street. The bar lasted from about 1969 to 1973, and later taken over by an expanded Sir Winston Churchill Pub, was opened by the legendary John Vago, the King of Crescent St., (December 5, 1923 October 20, 2018 ) who was responsible for creating much of Montreal’s downtown club scene. Read Last hurrah for the King of Crescent St. written by Bill Brownstein in the Montreal Gazette.

Vago, along with his now-deceased brother Peter, is credited for having designed, built and/or owned over 150 city bars and restaurants — including the famed Boiler Room, Casa Pedro, Pam Pam, Carmen and Don Juan. He is also credited for having brought the café culture of Europe here to de la Montagne and Stanley Sts.

Lots of memories.