Ali Naschke-Messing: See-Through-Silence
July – September 2014 | 1st & 4th Wednesday each month at 4:30 PM
Manresa Gallery inside St. Ignatius Church

Manresa Gallery and Ali Naschke-Messing host a series of meditations the 1st & 4th Wednesdays through September at 4:30pm sharp. Come after work, on a break, or on your way home. The 30 minute sessions will recharge you and you might meet some people.

Meditation is simply a practice of presence; it hones our capacity to allow all things to be naturally as they are. This can occur in any moment, in any environment.


Sit100years – Kathryn Barulich
July 26th – September 24th
Presented by Manresa Gallery and located on USF’s East Lawn

Remove yourself from one place, and sit on the border. An isolated seat placed in between Saint Ignatius parish and the University of San Francisco allows for a unique entryway into contemplation of the church’s 100-year presence at the Parker and Fulton site. As a precursor to the centennial celebration of Saint Ignatius church, this chair is a space to think about the church’s architecture, the role of the Catholic Church in contemporary culture, the relationship between the church and school, or wherever your thoughts may lead you.

Sit100Years is a public installation created in preparation for St. Ignatius Church’s Centennial celebration that takes place this October. It is located on the east lawn adjacent to St. Ignatius Church, directly in front of the USF library, The installation offers visitors the simplicity of a chair facing the church – participants are encouraged to reflect and tweet their thoughts to the project’s Twitter handle @sit100years which will be displayed live on a television inside the church in Manresa Gallery.