Iván Resendiz, classical guitar
Sunday, March 9
230 S. Laflin St.
Who and What is New at Chiesa Nuova?
Take a look at our new series and meet artist who will perform with us for the first time. They bring new energy, talent, and passion for their work, and it's a joy to present them to you!
Iván Resendiz is a classical guitarist from Mexico, Filip Duda and William Dwyer are vocalists at various stages in their artistic lives. We also welcome Ballet Folklorico Xochiti, a children's dance troupe for our first ever Cinco de Mayo celebration. Fr. Bob also presents reflections about St. Francis and Lent to invite you into a more prayerful experience during the forty days of Lent 2014.
The performance space that is Chiesa Nuova has been renewed by new flooring, fresh paint, and roof repairs. These improvements were made possible by the gift of a generous donor and an investment by the building's owner. Chiesa Nuova's performance space not only looks refreshed but also offers a whole new accoustical experience for both artist and audience.
Fr. Bob has been writing new music for a film about creation that will be recorded by our good friends in Italy, I Solisti di Perugia, in July. He can also be found around metro Chicago working in various parishes, doing work for the Franciscans, at the Archdiocesan Office of Divine Worship, and as a familiar Franciscan presence among the people of Ascension Parish in Oak Park.
The Board of Directors has been working diligently on developing a new direction for Chiesa Nuova; to expand our Franciscan presence to include both the arts and spiritual development. The arts are avenues to the Divine and it is a gift to walk with others in their search for God and this new mission would be a concrete way to combine both within one ministry. We ask for your sincere prayer for us as we discern what God is asking of us and how we can bring such a dynamic combination into reality.
We invite you to experience Chiesa Nuova for one or more of our events in the coming months to witness God's beauty and love through the performing arts in a Franciscan atmosphere of hospitality, openness, and peace.
Assisi Beckons - Save the Date!
A pilgrimage to Italy with Chiesa Nuova is an opportunity to be immersed in prayer, religious and historical treasures, Medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary culture, food, wine, music and art! Plans to return in October 2014 with Fr. Bob and Greg Gregori as our guides are underway. Call Fr. Bob at 312-226-0983 to get on the list or for more information.