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Jul
27
Fri
Drumming and Walking the Labyrinth under a Full Moon
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drumming and Walking the Labyrinth under a Full Moon

Instructor: Patricia Hatfield
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Come, celebrate the summer and God’s love for the world with a time of prayer and reflection. Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. From the spiritual leaders of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.

A labyrinth has a single, purposeful path that winds from the edge into the center. The same path leads back out to the edge again. Thus, it resembles the indirect path of our lives, which leads us sometimes into the center of the human condition, sometimes into the heart and mind of God, sometimes into the very core of illness or pain. Today, labyrinths have been rediscovered and are being built and “walked” as a tool of spiritual growth and emotional well-being.

Jul
28
Sat
Sacred Sound Workshop 
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sacred Sound Workshop 

Presenters: Ruth Cunningham and Phyllis Strock 
Cost includes lunch
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People of all faiths can use sacred sound to bring relaxation, balance, and healing to their everyday lives. Learn to use voice and music as tools for personal transformation, creativity, and connection to spirit. Practices in humming, toning, chanting, mantras, and simple improvisation will be taught. Explore new ways of experiencing music and how to use music and sound more effectively in daily life. In addition, the presenters will perform with a medieval harp and flute and songs created specifically for the group. No prior musical talent or experience needed. All are welcome.

Jul
29
Sun
Write the Vision Down: Art-Journaling Retreat
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 3 @ 11:00 am
Write the Vision Down: Art-Journaling Retreat

Director: Marianne Hieb, RSM
July 29-August 3, 2018, Arrival: 7 p.m., Sunday; Departure: 11 a.m., Friday
Cost: $550 (includes lodging and meals)
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Join us for a multi-day, overnight retreat experience exploring creative journaling practice as a way of prayer. Sr. Marianne defines art-journaling as “the use of simple art materials, contemplative gazing, written journaling and noticing to help clarify, express, or respond to prayer and expression.” Our time will include journaling and Visio Divina, communal prayer, meditations, solitude, rest, and optional sharing. Bring your journal and art supplies. Basic art materials will be provided.

Marianne Hieb, RSM facilitates the Creativity and Spirituality Program at Lourdes Wellness Services in Collingswood, NJ and is an artist, art therapist, retreat and spiritual director. She is the author of Inner Journeying through Art-Journaling, and continues to create a yearly Retreat Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy.

Sr. Marianne has presented workshops at Spiritual Directors International, and at the International Thomas Merton Society on the US and UK.  Her articles appear in Presence, The Merton Journal, Mast, Vita, and other journals.  She is a Sister of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community.

Aug
9
Thu
Pottery and Poetry
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pottery and Poetry

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (includes lunch)
Instructor: Julie Kring
Cost:  $45
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Or call us at 215-934-6206

We’ll draw on Mary Oliver’s poetry as inspiration for our own creativity with clay and color.  Influenced by both Whitman and Thoreau, Oliver is known for her clear and poignant observances of the natural world. No experience necessary…just an adventurous and reverent spirit.

Julie Kring
Julie’s work has been in a number of group shows in the Philadelphia area, including The Sketch Club, The Abington Art Center, The Old City Jewish Arts Center and The Cheltenham Center for the Arts. She is a member of the American Color Print Society and the Cheltenham Printmakers Guild and has won awards from both in recent shows.

Having spent 25 years as an art educator, Julie is currently exploring her passion for painting and printmaking and the way they inform one another in her work. The painterly style found in her monotypes of landscapes and botanical works demonstrates the interplay of these two media. She also enjoys experimenting with the use of pattern, texture, and collage in linocuts, giving particular attention to the negative spaces formed by the graceful lines of the natural world.

She developed an art education program for K – 12 students at The CamdenForward School and UrbanPromise Academy, including a focus on artists of African American heritage.

Julie currently offers day retreats with friend and fellow artist, Carey Davis, on  “The Art of Devotion” and teaches as an artist in residence at Cornerstone Christian Academy and The DePaul Catholic School.

 

 

Aug
18
Sat
Praying with Mandalas
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Praying with Mandalas

Presenters: Geraldine Fitzpatrick, SSJ and Mary Em McGlone, MMS
Cost: $45 (includes lunch)
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Mandalas, circular designs which represent wholeness, are sacred circles that have been used for prayer and enlightenment since ancient times. This workshop will offer a sacred space for creating mandalas which uniquely express the participant’s heartfelt prayer, whether associated with a spiritual tradition or not. This day of prayer and creativity will give you an opportunity to learn how to create and use the mandala as a tool for prayer, self-knowledge, and a sense of being with the universe. The day will include input, quiet reflection, mandala-making, personal sharing, and ritual. All are welcome and no formal experience with art or prayer is required. Materials will be provided.

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