Art and the Mission
September 2011 Newsletter
Watch this brief video as Holly Schapker, an artist and Xavier University alumna, describes her exhibition titled: Adsum: Contemporary Paintings on Ignatian Spirituality.
University of San Francisco
USF's Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History was founded in 1984 and currently serves as a research institute and resource for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange, and especially the cultural exchange that occurs through the history of Chinese Christianity.
As a young man, Domenico Zipoli studied with Alessandro Scarlati and other recognized masters. At the age of 28 he joined the Jesuits and a year later went to serve in the Paraguay mission. There he did his greatest work in music for the native people. After only nine years on the mission, he died, not yet ordained. The Boston College Jesuit musicologist T. Frank Kennedy has devoted considerable attention to Zipoli.
With photographs by Xavier University 2008 International Photo Contest finalists and reflections and quotes by the Division of Mission & Identity of Xavier University, Privileged Moments, is a daily guide for self-reflection, awareness and contemplation.
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful...Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Picture by Hem Raj Joshi)
More reflections can be found in the book, Creating Privileged Moments.
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