Press Release

Twilight Meditation at the Rothko Chapel

August 29, 2016

HOUSTON – Aug. 29, 2016 – Join the Rothko Chapel for a contemplative practice, incorporating music, readings and silent reflection designed to commemorate the International Day of Peace.

The Twilight Meditation, led by Father Tullio Proserpio, is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Chapel, 3900 Yupon St, 77006. A reception will follow the program. The suggest donation to attend is $10.

Proserpio was ordained in 1996 and has served as Chaplain at the National Cancer Institute in Milan, Italy since 2003. He currently is doing research on hope in cancer patients at the Methodist Research Institute and has authored scientific articles on the topics of hope and bioethics.

During the mediation at the Rothko Chapel, Proserpio will be accompanied on harp by Pat Flores, a member of the Greater Houston Chapter of the American Harp Society, Gulf Coast Harpers and Houston’s Orchestra On Call.

“This unique event will highlights Father Proserpio’s expansive knowledge and wonderful insight,” Rothko Chapel’s public programs and community engagement director Ashley Clemmer Hoffman said. “Listening to his words, combined with the harp music, will be an ideal way to celebrate International Day of Peace.”

For more information about the Rothko Chapel and the full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit or call 713-524-9839.



About the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is open to the public every day of the year at no charge and successfully interconnects art, spirituality and compassionate action through a broad array of free public programs. Founded by Houston philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, the Chapel was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary. Today it stands as a monument to art, spirituality and human rights. As an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, the Chapel depends on contributions from foundations and individuals to support its mission of creating a space for contemplation and dialogue on important issues.

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