Spirituality and the Arts
REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS PROGRAM (requires credit card)
Artists and non-artists are invited to a weekend of renewal. There will be time for rest and re-creation through reflection, personal and shared prayer experiences, individual creative time, and time to embrace the peace and beauty of the Prairie.
Fee Overnight $125 / Commuters $45 includes meals
To register click link above or call 563-336-8414 for more info
"Creativity belongs to the artist in each of us. To create means to relate. The root meaning of the word art is “ to fit together” and we all do this every day. Not all of us are painters but we are all artists. Each time we fit things together we are creating—whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a child, a day. . . There is an energy in the creative process that belongs in the league of those energies which can uplift, unify, and harmonize all of us." -Corita Kent
"Creativity, I believed, was a spiritual practice. We had only to open ourselves up to the Great Creator working through us. We became channels for spiritual energy to enter the world. Writing, painting, dancing, acting—no matter what form our creativity took, the Great Creator caused us to flourish." -Julia Cameron
The framework of the weekend will be fluid and all offerings will be invitation, not expectation. We will have opportunities to gather for prayer and reflective sharing at the beginning, middle and end of the day. The source books will be each person’s heart and soul and nourished with readings and activities suggested from two seminal works, "The Artist’s Way: 25th Anniversary Edition" by Julia Cameron and "Learning by Heart "by Corita Kent.
The weekend retreat is to provide opportunities to reflect, to create, to share, to relax, to touch into the divine creative presence residing in each of us.
Retreat Leader: Pat Shea
Ms. Shea is a spiritual director, strengths coach, and facilitator. For the past ten years she has been companioning others on their life-journey helping them discover the wonder, myster y and graced reality of their lives. For the past four years she has facilitated monthly Come to the Quiet days offered at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat.