The Spiritual Exercises

in the Art of the Vatican

7 January to 14 April 2020

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Our Praying with Art Series this semester is based on Fr. Mark Haydu’s book, Meditations on Vatican Art. He has selected and arranged 30 paintings to illustrate and lead us through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. We have selected 30 additional Vatican paintings, so we can develop more fully our prayerful consideration of the Exercises. The book is recommended but not required. Join us to appreciate the art and to pray with it as well.

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Facilitators
Fr. Peter Fennessy, SJ, long-time member of the Manresa ministerial team, and
Ms Carole Sugrue, docent at the Detroit Institute of Arts for 33 years.

Dates and Times:
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Tuesday evenings:

SessionDateSubjectsSuggested Reading
1January 7Introduction & First PrincipleHaydu, pp 1 – 37 and
First Principle & Foundation
2January 21Week 1: SinHaydu, pp. 38 – 51, 58 – 71
3February 4Week 1: ForgivenessHaydu, pp. 52 – 57, 72 – 78
4February 18Week 2: Early Life of ChristHaydu, pp. 79 – 114, 120 – 125
5 Week 2: Public Life of ChristHaydu, pp. 115 – 119, 126 – 137
6 Week 3: Passion & DeathHaydu, pp. 138 – 180
7 Week 4: ResurrectionHaydu, pp. 181 – 202

Session 5 — Second Week — The Public Life

Domenico Ghirlandaio, Vocation of the Apostles (1481-1482),
fresco, 137 × 220 inches, Sistine Chapel, Rome.

Domenico Ghirlandaio, detail from Vocation of the Apostles (1481-1482),
fresco, Sistine Chapel, Rome.

+Cosimo Rosselli, The Sermon on the Mount and Healing of the Leper (1481-1482),
fresco, 137.4 x 224.4 inches, Sistine Chapel.

+Cosimo Rosselli, detail from The Sermon on the Mount and Healing of the Leper (1481-1482),
fresco, Sistine Chapel.

Unknown artist, Christ Healing Woman with an Issue of Blood (325-350),
detail of a marble sarcophagus from the Calixtus Cemetery, Pio-Christian Museum.

Unknown artist, Christ Healing the Blind Man (c. 310-320),
detail of the marble Sarcophagus of Sabinus, Pio-Christian Museum.
[This is not the Dogmatic Sarcophagus for which see here.]

+Unknown artist, Cana, the Blind Man, Multiplication of Loaves, & the Resurrection of Lazarus (c. 310-320), detail of the marble Sarcophagus of Sabinus, Pio-Christian Museum.

Raffaello Sanzio, detail from The Transfiguration (1516-1520),
egg tempera on wood, Pinacoteca, Room VIII.

+Pietro Perugino, Christ Giving the Keys to St. Peter (1481–1482),
fresco, 130 × 220 inches, Sistine Chapel.

+Giotto di Bondone, Navicella (or St. Peter walking on the Sea of Galilee) (1298, heavily reconstructed in 1675),
mosaic, original size: 31 × 43 feet, St. Peter’s Basilica.

+Francesco Berretta & Guido Ubaldo Abbatini, Baroque copy of Bondone’s Navicella (1628/1649),
oil on canvas, 24.3 x 32.5 feet, Fabbrica di San Pietro, Rome.

+Giorgio de Chirico, Christ and the Storm (1945),
oil on canvas, Collection of Contemporary Art.

+ Luca di Tommè, The Raising of Lazarus (before 1362),
oil on wood panel, 20.5 x 15.4 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

Session 6 — Third Week — The Passion and Death of Jesus

Pseudo Domenico di Michelino, The Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem (15th century),
tempera on wood panel, 9.25 x 19.3 inches, Pinacoteca, Room III.

Cosimo Rosselli, The Last Supper (1481-1482),
fresco, 137 × 220 inches, Sistine Chapel.

Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (between 1430 and 1435),
tempera on wood, 11.4 x 11.8 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

Maestro del Crossifisso di Trevi, The Kiss of Judas (ca. 1320-1330),
tempera and gold on wood panel, 13.3 x 13.5 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Pietro Lorenzetti, Christ before Pilate (ca. 1330),
tempera on wood panel, 14.8 x 10.9 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

Maestro del Crossifisso di Trevi, The Flagellation (ca. 1320-1330),
tempera and gold on wood panel, 14 x 13.4 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

Maestro di Fossa, Stories of the Passion (ca. 1340),
egg tempera on wood, Vatican Museums.

+Georges Rouault, Ecce Homo (1952),
oil on plywood, 19.7 x 17.7 inches, Collection of Contemporary Art.

+Marco Palmezzano, Christ Carrying the Cross (1535),
oil on wood, 21.3 x 16.7 inches, Pinacoteca, Room IV.

+Graham Sutherland, Study for Crucifixion (1947),
oil on Masonite, 38.2 x 46.5 inches, Collection of Modern Religious Art.

+Masimo da Panicale (Tommaso di Cristoforo Fini), Crucifixion (1428-1431),
oil on wood panel, 20.9 x 12.4 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Fausto Pirandello, Crucifixion (1934),
oil on paper, 39.4 x 27.6 inches, Collection of Contemporary Art.

Michelangelo Merisi (Caravaggio), Deposition (circa1600-1604),
oil on canvas, 118.1 x 79.9 inches, Pinacoteca, Room XII.

+Michelangelo Buonarroti, Pietà (1498–1499),
sculpture in Carrara marble, 68.5 × 76.8 inches, St. Peter’s Basilica.

+Giovanni Di Paolo, Lamentation over the Dead Christ (1430),
tempera on wood, 11.4 x 11.8 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Master of the Trevi Crucifix, Deposition from The Life of Christ (1320-1330),
tempera on wood panel, 14.4 x 13.7 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Workshop of Allegretto Nuzi, Dead Christ (ca. 1365),
tempera on wood panel, 13.6 x 7.8 inches, Pinacoteca, Room I.

Session 7 – Fourth Week – Resurrection

+Unknown Greek icon painter, The Resurrection of Christ (Anastasis) (1675-1700),
tempera on linen and wood, 9.5 x 7.1 inches, Pinacoteca, Room XVIII.

Bernadino di Betto (Pinturicchio), Resurrection (second half of 15th century),
fresco, Borgia Apartments, Apostolic Palace.

+Workshop of Pieter van Aelst, detail of The Resurrection of Christ (1524-31),
tapestry in silk and wool, with silver-gilt threads based on a cartoon by the school of Raphael, Gallery of Tapestries.

+Master of the Trevi Crucifix, Resurrection from The Life of Christ (1320-1330),
tempera on wood panel, 13.4 x 13.2 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Master of the Misericordia and Agnolo Gaddi, Resurrection (1390-1395),
tempera and gold on wood panel, 15 x 10.3 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Unknown Italian Master (active mid-14th century in Rimini), detail of Crucifixion with Saints and Noli Me Tangere (ca. 1350), tempera and gold on wood, 22 x 14.9 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Cenni di Francesco, Noli Me Tangere (1370-1375),
tempera on wood panel, 9.3 x 13.4 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

Workshop of Pieter van Aelst, Jesus at Emmaus (ca. 1525-1531),
tapestry from a cartoon by Raphael Sanzio, Pinacoteca, Room VII.

Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), The Incredulity of St. Thomas (ca. 1621),
oil on canvas, 45.5 × 56.1 inches, Pinacoteca, Room XII.

+Workshop of Pieter van Aelst, The Ascension of Christ (1524-31),
tapestry in silk and wool, with silver-gilt threads based on a cartoon by the school of Raphael, Gallery of Tapestries.

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