31 W. 15th St
For the Greater Glory of God
Wednesday, November 16th
Xavier High School Theater
For the Greater Glory of God, a dance/ theater piece inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola was created by Fr. Bob VerEecke for the Ignatian Anniversaries of 1991-1992. The first performance took place in the Sanctuary of St Ignatius parish, Chestnut Hill and was subsequently performed at many Jesuit Universities and parishes across the country and in Canada. It’s most recent live performance took place two years ago in St Anne’s parish in Kingston Jamaica.
The work combines music, dance, scripture and the text of the Spiritual Exercises in a way that invites the audience to experience the dynamics of the 4 “weeks” of the Exercises. The role of St Ignatius is played by Father VerEecke.
For the Greater Glory of God invites those familiar with the Exercises into an aesthetic encounter with the movements of the four weeks and introduces the newcomer to the power and richness of Ignatius’ most profound contribution to our spiritual tradition.
Jeremy Zipple S.J. a professional videographer and media director at America Magazine videoed the work two years ago using multiple cameras. Screening of the video version of For the Greater Glory of God will take place on Wednesday November 16th in the Xavier High School Theater (Keenan Commons) at 7PM. Access to the theater is at 31 W. 15th St. All are welcome!