"Spiritualities of Creativity, Culture, and Art" Sabbatical Series


"Spiritualities of Creativity, Culture, and Art" Sabbatical Series

280.00 370.00

Culture-Sensitive Ministries
Presented by Eduardo C. Fernández, S.J., STD, STL

Providing tools to aid the contemporary minister in intercultural sensitivity, this  interactive workshop  is based  on the premise that being aware of our own culture as well as that of another’s will ultimately bring greater understanding and cooperation among people.  Both individuals and groups can appropriate this model into their church work and ministry in a productive way that attempts to overcome cultural misunderstandings and misconceptions.

February 15, 10-noon, 1-3PM


Sacred Arts: The Book as Spiritual Vessel
Presented by Karen Sjoholm

This course offering explores the book as a receptacle for personal and cultural sacred knowledge. A global perspective is emphasized and serves to introduce a wide variety of devotional book forms and materials that have conveyed spiritual expression throughout history. Included are examples of The Book of Hours by medieval illuminators, poetry by Rilke, and writings by Thomas Merton. Through creative exercises, meditation and writing, participants will translate their personal spiritual energy into the form and content of a devotional book.

March 28, 10-noon; 1-3PM


Creating Your Personal Portable Altar
Presented by Kaleo and Elise Ching

Through guided journeying, you will pass through portals to sacred mystery and layers of archetypal wisdom. Within your inner realms of spirit lie hidden images and messages that help to deepen and enliven your connection with the Divine. Then, you will express your discoveries through art by creating your own personal portable altar.

April 22, 9:30AM-4:30PM
$130 (includes materials)


Sacred Arts: Art and Nature
Presented by Karen Sjoholm

The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely. Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop…These words from Pope Francis, who is deeply concerned over our loss of a spiritual relationship with nature, lay the foundation for an inquiry into the numinous life of the world we live in. Practices in silence, sensing, writing, movement and art-making will be the tools used to map our awareness of internal and external landscapes. This course will take place both indoors and in nature.

April 24, 25, 1-3PM

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