March 2019

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY OF PRAYER

March 1 – Friday

On March 1 people worldwide will again unite in prayer. This gathering of prayer, celebrated on the first Friday in March each year, is a symbol of unity around the world. Not only women but many men and people of all ages are invited to participate. Watch the newspapers for the time and local site for this celebration or call Marywood: 715-385-3750.

WATERCOLOR-FROM SOFT TO HARD

March 4 – Monday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Sister Karen Kappell

Using many of the natural happenings of wet-in wet technique and working with the paper as it gradually dries from a soaking stage, we will create a floral painting. Some hard edges will be created in the painting, but the majority of the painting will have soft diffused edges and suggest and then define the flowers. Bring watercolors, brushes, floral photos and 1/2 sheet of 140# stretched watercolor paper. Fee: $30. Bring a lunch & register by Monday, February 25.

MARYWOOD WRITERS GROUP.

March 4- Monday
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Sister Julia Walsh

Suggested offering $5.00. Please register by the day before the session.

WATERCOLOR: PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING

March 5 – Tuesday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Sister Karen Kappell

Keeping strong colors in watercolors can be a challenge and in this class we will learn one way of creating bold and vibrant watercolor paintings. Using a palette knife as well as a brush we will work creatively on distribution of color with watercolor media, practice some techniques, and then apply them to a painting. You will learn to use a palette knife in two ways: to add or subtract color. Bring paints, palette knife, brushes, heavy watercolor paper or stretched watercolor paper and photos of large, light valued flowers. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch and register by Monday, February 25.

ADDING BODY COLOR TO WATERCOLOR: BACK LIGHTING IN WOODS SCENE

March 6 – Wednesday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Sister Karen Kappell

This workshop will use a combination of both transparent watercolor and opaque gouache in a watercolor painting. By adding only white gouache (provided) to transparent watercolors a painting having more body and opacity can enhance your ideas and expression. Bring watercolor paints and supplies, a stretched sheet of watercolor paper, and landscape photos of forest trees with lighting from the back. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch and register by Monday, February 25.

IONS: Science and Spirituality

March 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.

THE IMPACT OF SMALL VIOLENCES

March 13 –Wednesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

St. Benedict knew that peaceful hearts don’t happen by chance and he knew how difficult it is to have a peaceful heart in an angry and dangerous society. He also knew that to have peaceful hearts we need to first recognize the ‘small violences’ within ourselves. Do we recognize the ‘small violences’ within us and their impact on our lives and the lives of those around us? Let’s look inside. Let’s find peace.Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Thursday, March 7

INTO THE DESERT: LENTEN REFLECTION DAY

March 15 – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Sister Julia Walsh

Enter into the sacredness of the Lenten season. Get away from noise and your busy life and participate in this day of prayer and contemplation. How might the Spirit speak to you in the silence? How are you being invited to renew your relationship with God and others during these “desert days”? A simple lunch will be included. Suggested offering $30.00. Register by Monday, March 11.

CELTIC SPIRITUALITY CELEBRATION

March 17 – Sunday
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Sister
Julia Walsh

On the night of the Feast of St. Patrick let us pray and party! We will experience some of the gems of Irish spirituality such as storytelling, friendship, reflection, song and feasting at this festive celebration in order to honor one of Ireland’s great saints. Suggested offering $5.00. Register by Thursday, March 14.

BIRTH BY THE WORD OF TRUTH

March 18 – Monday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

Suggested offering $10.00. Participants can attend one or more sessions. Register by Tuesday, March 13.

MARYWOOD WRITERS GROUP

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

Suggested offering $5.00. Please register by the day before the session.

BOOK CLUB

March 21 -Thursday
Third Thursdays of the month
9:30 –11:30 a.m.
Facilitators: Sister Anita Beskar and Sister Marla Lang

Register the day before.

IONS: Science and Spirituality

March 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.

MONASTERY LUNCHES

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

Suggested offering $15.00. Register by Monday, March 18.