March 2020

Journaling: A Window into the Unconscious

March 5 – Thursday
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Mary Ellen Green, OP
Ever wish you could sort out all the questions in your life? Ever wish you could make meaning out of them? Try journaling or re-try it if you’ve done it before. Bring a journal and a pen and an open mind and heart. You might be in for a surprise! Suggested offering $15. Register by Monday, March 2.

Be Creative for Your Soul’s Sake

March 11 – Wednesday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Facilitator: Pat Pintens
Made in the image and likeness of God the Creator, we are born to create – to sing, dance, draw, make music, bake, carve, garden, etc. All avenues of creativity afford us the opportunity to tap into the energy that created the universe and to come to know more fully the beauty, good, joy, and delight found in the Creator of all. Come, tap into the divine energy within you. Suggested offering $15. Register by Thursday, March 5.

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography

March 12 – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Dick Bruesehoff
For many, writing is a spiritual practice. And, when it comes to reflection on your past experiences and your future dreams, writing can be a spiritual practice that offers opportunities for integration and increased awareness. This workshop will provide an opportunity for you to begin the process. Bring a lunch. Suggested offering $25. Register by Monday, March 9.

Lenten Monastery Lunch

March 13 – Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens
Come, nourish your body with a hearty meatless Lenten soup and warm homemade bread and your spirit with a spiritual reading and Gregorian chant. We’ll dine non loqui (without words) but share insights after the meal. Bring a robe to wear (your bathrobe will do). Suggested offering $15. Register by Monday, March 9.

A Dash of Celtic

March 16 – Monday
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Rev. Grant Van Lishout, an FSPA affiliate
The Celtic people had developed spirituality long before Saint Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland. Over the centuries, the wisdom, blessings, and mystery of Celtic Spirituality has touched thousands of lives. This workshop will invite you deeper into the richness of Celtic spirituality through the eyes of John O’Donohue. Suggested offering $15. Register by Friday, March 13.

Praying the Annunciation with Icons

March 25 – Wednesday
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Pat Pintens
The Annunciation celebrates the mystery by which Christ entered the world as told through Luke’s Gospel account of the encounter of the Angel Gabriel and Mary. We will contemplate this mystery and its meaning for our day using the Scripture account and various icons of the Annunciation. Suggested offering $15. Register by Tuesday, March 24.

Watercolor: Moving Beyond the Brush

March 30 – Monday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA
Now is the time to expand your choices and energize your art with great brush-free water-media techniques. Using brushless methods early in a painting frees the imagination and leaves refinement with the brush for a later phase in the painting. Bring watercolors and any water media, plus a stretched half sheet of watercolor paper. Floral compositions work well with this program. Fee: $30. Bring a lunch. Register by Wednesday, March 25.

Mixed Media: Brusho Inks and Watercolors

March 31 – Tuesday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA
Brusho powders are fine crystals of dye based ink that can add a colorful flair to your art. Their use carries an element of surprise that frees the imagination. The Brusho powders will be available for class use. They work on all watercolor paper and Yupo. Bring a stretched watercolor paper or pad and water color supplies. Yupo paper will be available for all to experiment with. Bring your watercolor supplies. Fee: $30. Bring a lunch. Register by Thursday, March 26.