The Manresa Mosaics by Marko Rupnik sj 1. God loved us into Creation
September 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
A different retreat in daily life
One Wednesday morning per month, for 9 months with Sister Marie-Christine
In each session we will practice contemplative reading of a series of mosaics created by Marko Runick, following the journey of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius. There will be a time of input, personal time and sharing.
Between sessions, you will be invited to continue to pray with the pictures and a selection of bible readings. You will also have the possibility of a personal meeting with a sister.
If possible come for every session.
God loved us into Creation 20/9/23
Unhealthy choices 18/10/23
Turning away from the source of life 15/11/23
The Annunciations 13/12/23
The dates for 2024 have not yet been decided.
Suggested donation £15 – £30 per session.
Arrival at 10.00 for 10.30 am start, until 1pm.
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Marko Rupnik, Jesuit and artist, was born in 1954 in Slovenia. He works in the Aletti Centre in Rome, a part of the Pontifical Oriental Institute. The Institute was created by Pope John Paul II after the collapse of the Iron Curtain in order to establish links with the Easter churches. An important part of Marko Rupnik’s activities is iconography. Inspired by the icon tradition as well as the meditation of scriptures. He has created with his team huge, faith-inspiring mosaics in shrines and churches around the world. His masterpiece, according to him, is the decoration of a whole church with a sequence of mosaics inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius. This work was commissioned by the Jesuit Spiritual Centre in Manresa for the 500 anniversary of the conversion of St Ignatius. ( Read an article about it here.)
In 1522/1523, Saint Ignatius spent a year in the little town of Manresa, Spain. His experience of prayer, simplicity of life and of serving the poor was the foundation of all he did afterwards, ‘helping the souls’ in giving the retreat (Spiritual Exercises) . It led him to found the Company of Jesus.
Sister Marie-Christine spent six weeks in Manresa in spring 2022 for an Ignatian Immersion Course in English, gathering people from all over the world. It allowed her to deepen her knowledge and practice of Ignatian spiritual formation. She is a member of the congregation of the Sisters of St Andrew’s. Bringing art and scripture into dialogue with each other has always been special for her.