Art

Sieger Köder (1925-2015), Creative Commons
Fr Tom McGuinness SJ, who is currently a Team Member at the Manresa Jesuit Spirituality Centre in Dollymount, Dublin, will be leading a five-day retreat in Malta next year with Sr Magdalen Lawler SND. Their retreat at the Mount St Joseph Spirituality Centre will draw on some of the beautiful and challenging paintings by the priest and artist Sieger Köder.Fr Tom – a Jesuit of the British Province – has been Director of both St Beuno’s in North Wales and the Ignatian...
The raising of Lazarus by Michelangelo Caravaggio
To celebrate the end of the Year of Mercy, St Aloysius parish in Glasgow organised two talks that were both experiential and helped participants to ‘think outside the box’ on the topic of God’s mercy.The first presentation was by internationally renowned composer and former parishioner Sir James MacMillan who talked about finding God’s Mercy through Music. His talk to a packed auditorium at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland was illustrated by some of his own...
Detail from Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent at Tate Britain - Creative Commons
A workshop on art that is incorporated into a nine-month course at the Mount Street Jesuit Centre (MSJC) has inspired a group to organise a day out at Tate Britain, where they spent time ‘Praying with Art’. The MSJC runs the ‘Deepening our Awareness of God Within Us’ course annually between September and July; and, as part of it, Audrey and Eamonn Hamilton – members of the Spirituality Team with a particular interest in art – lead a study day at the Tate...
A Man Painting, an Artist - By Eddie Klaus from unsplash.com
There are three kinds of performers: The first, while singing a song or doing a dance, are making love to themselves. The second, while performing, are making love to the audience. The third, while on stage, are making love to the song, to the dance, to the drama itself.It's not difficult to discern who the better performer is. The one making love to the song, of course, best honours the song and draws energy from some deeper place.  And he or she does this by entering into and channelling...
The Nativity created for Bangor Cathedral by Fr Rory Geoghegan SJ
A new sculpture – the Nativity – by Jesuit artist Fr Gregory (Rory) Geoghegan SJ has been commissioned by Bangor Cathedral. Having recently put the finishing touches to the plaster of Paris representation of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus, a representative from Bangor has visited Fr Geoghegan’s workshop in St Asaph’s, North Wales, to see the sculpture, which is due to be transported to the Cathedral in the next few days.Creating the sculpture has taken six months from the original concept to...
A Song of Songs by Rory Geoghegan SJ
An exciting exhibition of evocative sculptures in wood by Fr Rory Geoghegan SJ (August 21 - September 7)‘Spend time with the sculptures; explore all sides of the piece; wander around them; make your time with them a time of discovery and personal enquiry. Notice how the pieces make you feel.’           Fr Rory GeogheganFr Rory Geoghegan has lived as a Jesuit in various pastoral roles of priestly ministry for over sixty years and is currently engaged in...
As we enter the most solemn days in the Christian calendar, the Jesuits in Oxford are using art to reflect on Christ’s Passion and Resurrection.Tomorrow (Maundy Thursday), Dr James Hanvey SJ, the Master of Campion Hall, Oxford, will be reflecting on the Instruments of the Passion as represented in the art of Roy De Maestre, as part of the Artistic Pilgrimage through Holy Week entitled From Darkness into Light.De Mastre exhibited with the Royal Academy of Arts from 1951 and was represented in...
Felicity Pitt, an S6 pupil at St Aloysius College in Glasgow, has made it to the final round of the national fashion competition, Junk Koture. Her entirely re-cycled designs are to be showcased tomorrow (Thursday 26 March) in Glasgow’s Arches.Felicity has created a design called ‘Stained Glass Legionnaire’ out of drinks cans and bottles for the Junk Koture competition which challenges teenagers to create high-end wearable fashion from everyday items that would normally find their way into the...
John Ogilvie: Burns and Howson paintings
Two modern paintings of St John Ogilvie SJ show the Jesuit saint at different stages in his life and exhibit contrasting aspects of his personality. As we mark the 400th anniversary of his martyrdom in 1615, Ged Clapson looks at the messages the artists sought to portray in their works.Commissioned in 1998 by St Aloysius College Glasgow for its new Junior School building (which is dedicated to St John Ogilvie), the painting by Gerard M Burns (far left) is very different from the more usual...
After eleven months of pursuing his creative practice in Hope University, Liverpool, UK, Filipino artist Jason Dy, SJ presents his MA Degree Show entitled Paglakaw sa Ngitngit sa Walog sa Kamatayon (Walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death) on September 11th, 5:30 PM at Studio Cor 013, Cornerstone Building, The Creative Campus, Hope University.This exhibition is a conclusion of and reminiscent of Dy’s several previous local installations and 2013 major solo exhibition at the...

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