Wisdom from the East: Spirituality of Icons

January 29 - 31, 2021

For two decades Fr. Fennessy has used works of art to illustrate and present the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. This retreat will focus on the icons of the Eastern Church to illustrate the subtly different approaches our eastern brothers and sisters have in understanding the Gospels, allowing us the opportunity to broaden our understanding of our faith.  


Arrupe Retreat House
Sponsor Group
St. Francis Xavier
Dates & Times
Friday, January 29, 2021 @ 5:45 PM
Sunday, January 31, 2021 @ 1:00 PM
Retreat fee includes private room and all meals during your stay.

Peter Fennessy, SJ

Retreat Director

Fr. Peter Fennessy, SJ is a member of the Midwest Jesuit Province and has graduate degrees in Classics, Philosophy, and Theology.  He taught in Kingston, Jamaica, was ordained in 1970 and then worked in Campus Ministry at John Carroll University for 26 years, serving also as vice president for campus ministry and rector of the Jesuit community.  He came to Manresa in 2001, where he is the Jesuit community superior and gives preached and individually directed retreats.  He appreciates the confluence of art and spirituality and utilizes art in his retreat presentations wherever possible.