To Know Christ Jesus
Through Art and Word and Prayer

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  • The Catholic lay theologian, lecturer and publisher Frank Sheed wrote To Know Christ Jesus so that we might know Him as one person knows another.
  • The French artist James Tissot spent ten years of research in the Holy Land so that the 350 watercolors in his Life of Christ would portray Him as authentically as possible.
  • The founder of the Jesuits Ignatius of Loyola invites us in his Spiritual Exercises to contemplate imaginatively the life of Christ seeking a more intimate knowledge of Him that we may love Him more ardently and follow Him more closely.

We invite you to join us in this reflection group, studying Sheed’s text, interpreting Tissot’s art, and experiencing Ignatian contemplation, all about the life of the Lord.  The 2017 program will cover half the material; the second half will be offered in 2018.


Fr. Peter Fennessy, SJ, long-time member of the Manresa ministerial team, and
Ms Carole Sugrue, docent at the Detroit Institute of Arts for 30 years.

Dates and Times: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Tuesday evenings: September 19; October 3, 17 and 31; November 14 and 28; December 12

Place: In the Wernert Lounge at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House

Required text:  The 2013 Angelico Press reprint of Frank Sheed’s To Know Christ Jesus with the Tissot images. Participants will have to use the Internet to access course artwork at home.

Cost: $100 due at registration. Add $16 more for a copy of the required text.

Registration: Participation is limited so please register before September 15. You may register on line at this page or by calling Manresa at 248.644.4933.

For further information: Call Fr. Fennessy at 248.644.4933.