Saint Teresa of Jesus. Exclamations

Saint Teresa of Jesus. Exclamations

On the 10th of April last – in the famous Church of the Gesù – the Jesuit Fathers of Rome organized and hosted a spectacle of light and sound that accompanied the prayerful reading of texts chosen from the Exclamations of St. Teresa. The production and interpretation were conducted by Silvia Lanzalone (music and sound), Silvia Schiavoni (translation and vocals) and Gianni Trovalusci (musical improvisations), and directed by Emanuela Nepitella.

The objective of the theatrical representation was to bring to the spectator, through Teresa’s own words, God’s love for her she experienced, as well as the Saint’s passionate response in welcoming it. The dramatic resources used, also tried to appeal to the heart of the listeners to realize within themselves this experience of divine Love offered free in Christ and welcomed with stupor and humility.

The show, sponsored among others by the Teresianum Pontifical faculty, was a public success and ended with a beautiful exegesis of the Exclamations by Mgr. Melchor Sánchez de Toca, a native of Toledo and Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture.