Praying with the Art of the Life of Christ

September to December 2020


Our Praying with Art Series  focuses on the art of the life of Christ as it has been portrayed by numerous Christian artists throughout the centuries in a wide variety  of styles.  This semester (September to December 2020) will span from the Annunciation to just before the last week in Christ’s life.  Next semester (beginning January  2021) we will pick up from the last week of Christ’s life and go to the Ascension and beyond.  There is no required text, but Scripture readings will be suggested for each event that is portrayed.  Join us to appreciate the art and to pray with it as well


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:
Sept 8 & 22, Oct 6 & 20, Nov 3 & 17 and Dec 8, 2020

1September 8The Hidden Life
2September 22The Public Life Begins
3October 6Jesus the Teacher
4October 20Jesus Forgiving Sinners
5November 3Jesus Healing the Sick
6November 17Exorcisms and Miracles
7December 8And More

Session 1 —
Review, if you wish, before September 8

Description of EventMatthewLuke
Annunciation / Visitation 1.26-38
Visitation 1.39-56
The birth of Jesus1.18-252.01-20
Circumcision of Jesus 2.21
Presentation in Temple 2.22-40
Visit of the Magi2.1-12 
Flight into Egypt2.13-23 
Jesus at twelve years of age 2.41-52


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