February 2019

MARYWOOD WRITERS GROUP

February 4- Monday
1st Monday of the month
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Sister Julia Walsh

Writers of every level and genre are welcome to join the group and come to any or each meeting. Bring a copy of your writing for feedback (1- 3 double- spaced pages) and your meal. Be ready for a robust conversation among a supportive community that will enrich your work as a writer. Please register by the day before the session. Suggested offering $5.00.

BIRTH BY THE WORD OF TRUTH

February 5-Tuesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens
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IONS: Science and Spirituality

February 7 – Thursday
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Jan Lewis and Sister Marla Lang

Noetic science means inner/intuitive knowing. These gatherings explore scientific findings and wisdom traditions to expand our understanding of consciousness and questions such as “who am I?” and “who are we?” All are welcome to one or more gatherings. Suggested offering $10.00.

LOVE: HARSH AND DREADFUL?

February 13- Wednesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Sister Julia Walsh

One of Dorothy Day’s favorite quotes was “Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams,” as written by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Perhaps this is because Day understood the costliness of putting love into action, of allowing love to be a verb instead of a comfy feeling or an idea. Come reflect on the power and might of love. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, February 12.

BOOK CLUB

February 14 -Thursday
Third Thursdays of the month
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Facilitators: Sister Anita

Beskar and Sister Marla Lang Register by the day before

WHO AM I NOW?

February 19 – Tuesday
9:15-11:45 a.m.
Presenter: Barbara Kane

“Change is constant. Growth is optional.” When circumstances change, our own identity may be put into question. Children leave the nest. Parents die. Jobs change. During these times, one may wonder, “Who Am I Now?” Based on the work of teacher William Bridges, author of Transitions, learn ways to better understand the notion of change and learn ways to adapt and recreate yourself. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Thursday, February 14.

IONS: Science and Spirituality

February 21 – Thursday
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Jan Lewis and Sister Marla Lang

Noetic science means inner/intuitive knowing. These gatherings explore scientific findings and wisdom traditions to expand our understanding of consciousness and questions such as “who am I?” and “who are we?” All are welcome to one or more gatherings. Suggested offering $10.00.

MARYWOOD WRITERS GROUP

February 19-Tuesday
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Sister Julia Walsh

Writers of every level and genre are welcome to join the group and come to any or each meeting. Bring a copy of your writing for feedback (1- 3 double-spaced pages) and your meal. Be ready for a robust conversation among a supportive community that will enrich your work as a writer. Please register by the day before the session. Suggested offering $5.00.

CABIN FEVER SURVIVAL

February 20- Wednesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Sister Julia Walsh

The Scandinavian people of Norway and Denmark experience some of the longest and darkest winters on Earth, yet they are some of the happiest people. Come learn about the wisdom of a “hygge” (Danish) and “koeslig” (Norwegian) and how you might apply their techniques into the creation of your own cabin fever survival kit. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, February 18.

IONS: Science and Spirituality

February 21 – Thursday
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Jan Lewis and Sister Marla

Noetic science means inner/intuitive knowing. These gatherings explore scientific findings and wisdom traditions to expand our understanding of consciousness and questions such as “who am I?” and “who are we?” All are welcome to one or more gatherings. Suggested offering $10.00.

MONASTERY LUNCHES

February 22 – Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, February 18.

WITH EYES MADE QUIET

February 26 –Tuesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony and by the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things,” wrote William Wordsworth. How might we see more clearly “into the life of things” if we were to quiet our eyes and deepen the power of joy in our lives? And how do we “quiet our eyes” and “deepen the power of joy?” Come, learn. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Thursday,
February 21.

ANCESTRAL WOMEN EXHIBIT:

February 23 – March 3
Place: Holy Family Church
8950 County J, Woodruff, WI

This extraordinary exhibit honors women elders from each of the twelve Native American tribes of Wisconsin. These women are leaders who have held families and communities together, who have kept Native traditions, cultures and languages alive. They are the glue in the fabric of their communities. All of the almost life size designs were created by Mary Burns and woven on her hand-jacquard loom bringing honor by dignity. The hand–woven textiles connect us to the strength, beauty and determination of the women they portray. Also included in the exhibit are clan symbols and cultural/historical weavings. Mary Burns will be present to share her experiences during many of the exhibit hours. You will be amazed at the tribal giftedness portrayed in Mary’s depictions! Donations welcomed.Times open to the public will be published in area newspapers or call Holy Family 715-356-6284 or Marywood at 715-385-3750.