September 2018

WATERCOLOR: MOVING BEYOND THE BRUSH

September 3-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: $30.00. Bring a lunch. Register by Monday, August 27.

WATERCOLOR: WATER WEBBING WITH FALL LEAF PATTERN

September 4 -Tuesday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA
Imagine tiny threads of color vibrating in the background of a colorful fall painting. That is what water webbing has to offer. It is a beautiful delicate effect and a soft method to use with watercolor paintings. We will learn this technique to create a background pattern and then apply an overlay of printed leaves. Bring watercolors, a stretched 1/2 sheet of stretched watercolor paper, a spray bottle with a soft mister and some pressed leaves. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch. Register by Tuesday, August 28.

WATERCOLOR: CREATING A PAINTING WITH MULTI-LAYERS

September 5-Wednesday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA
Rich color layered over color builds depth, richness, and mystery in a painting. This method of painting is especially good for old watercolor paintings that you consider failures and for a subject that is abstract in theme. Bring watercolors and supplies, a stretched 1/2 sheet of re-stretched watercolor paper or new stretched sheet. A variety of other media will be available for your use. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch. Register by Wednesday, August 29.

IONS (Science and Spirituality)

September 6 & 20 (first & third Thursdays)
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Jan Lewis and Marla Lang, FSPA
Noetic science means other ways of knowing. On the first Thursday of the month we view and discuss videos on spirituality and science. On the third Thursday we view and discuss episodes from the series Missing Links from Greg Braden’s current scientific findings. All are welcome to one or more gatherings. Suggested offering $10.00.

SACRED POEMS, SACRED SONGS

September 6-Thursday
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Julia Walsh, FSPA
Join us for an evening of spoken word and music, performed by local poets and musicians, around a campfire (weather permitting). All songs and poems will honor the goodness of creation, the sacredness of humanity and our invitation to oneness. Suggested offering $5.00. Advanced registrations by September 4 appreciated, but not required.

UKRAINIAN EGGS

September 11-Tuesday
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Guest Presenters: Gemma Lamb and Jeannine Laibly
Learn the old world tradition of Pysanky. Ukrainian eggs are a style in which patterns are created using a method that involves applying melted beeswax to an egg before dying. The wax protects the shell from the dye, allowing a layered effect of color to be achieved. Required materials are provided and additional materials will be available for purchase at a minimal fee. Suggested offering $30.00. Bring a lunch. Register by Thursday, September 6.

“TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES!”

September 12–Wednesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens
These words modernize God’s instruction to Moses at the burning bush. During this season of colorful if not burning bushes and trees let’s explore what ‘shoes’ we might need to ‘take off’ in order to more fully hear what God is saying to us and to discover the holiness of the ‘ground’ around us. Bring an old shoe along. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Thursday, September 6.

JESUIT FORM OF CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER

September 13–Thursday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenters: Anita Beskar, FSPA & Marla Lang, FSPA
Are you seeking another form of prayer? The Jesuits have offered the Christian community their insights about deepening experiences with God. Come join us as we share ways to support/expand our prayer lives. This day will be part one. Part two will be arranged at the time best suited to the participants of part one. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Tuesday, Sept. 11.

DAY OF SELF AND SPIRITUAL RENEWAL

September 15-Saturday
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Julia Walsh, FSPA and Fern & Folk staff
Join us for a day of self-care and renewal of body, mind and spirit! This day away features one 30-minute holistic service and one 60-minute holistic service of your choice, guided meditation, a healthy vegetarian lunch, access to all that the beautiful Marywood grounds has to offer (including a chapel, library and the Trout Lake waterfront), creative prayer stations and hours of free time for rest and relaxation.
Indicate your first, second and third choices from the following list of 30-minute services: Chair massages, express facials, aromatherapy, sound therapy or spiritual listening.
Indicate your first, second and third choices from the following 60-minute services: Spiritual direction, yoga, deep tissue full-body massage. Program space is limited. Please register early (Your individual schedule for the day will be designed according to your choices and practitioner availability. You will receive your schedule at check-in on Sept. 15). The $85.00 fee includes guided meditation, two holistic services and lunch. Registration, a non-refundable deposit of $25.00 and your service choices are required by Friday, September 7.

Marywood Motorcoach Pilgrimage to Northern Wisconsin

September 18-Tuesday
All Day
A journey of religious/cultural exchange to promote greater understanding of and appreciation for both Native American and Franciscan heritages and their contributions to the faith in Northern Wisconsin.
This One-day Pilgrimage Includes:
Transportation by Lamers motorcoach (restroom aboard) for different pick up locations/times see the recent news on our website.

  • 8:15 a.m. Hurley-Our Lady of Sorrows-Presentation by Fr. Frank Kordek, OFM
  • 10:00 a.m. Odanah-St. Mary’s –Presentation by Sr. Phyllis Wilhelm, OSF, and others plus a stop at the Visitors Center
  • 12:00 p.m. Red Cliff-St Francis- Lunch-Presentations by Sr. Kathy Salewski, OSF and Fr. Kevin Gordon, plus a stop at the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce
  • 4:30 Ashland-Our Lady of the Lake-Presentation by Sr. Peggy Kacvinsky, OSf and local alumni
  • 5:30 Homeward bound

Cost: $70.00 per person covers all fees, gratuities & lunch. Payment non-refundable. Register by September 10, 2018 with full payment (check or credit card). For more information: Sr. Marla Lang or Pat Pintens, pilgrimage coordinators. Tel:715-385-3750 ext. 5 or 6

PRAY AS YOU CAN, NOT AS YOU CAN’T

September 19 – Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Leader: Dick Bruesehoff Prayer can take a seemingly infinite number of forms! We all find that some come easily, while others are more challenging. During this retreat you’ll have an opportunity to explore why some forms may be easier for you than others. We’ll practice a variety of prayer forms together as you identify and claim the ways you can pray! Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, September 17.

MARYWOOD WRITERS GROUP

September 19-Wednesday
12:00-3:00 p.m.
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. Suggested offering $5.00. Please register by the day before the session. 3rd Wednesday of the month 12:00-3:00 p.m. (Oct 17, Nov 21 & Dec 19)

SPIRIT WALKING

September 20–Thursday 9:00–11:30 a.m. Presenter: Pat Pintens
Genesis 3:8 tells of God “moving about in the garden at the breezy time of the day.” Picture God walking slowly, gently, touching, looking, smelling, listening, wondering at and enjoying creation. This approach reflects aspects of what the Japanese call Shinrin-Yoku, in English “Forest bathing”. We will meet at Marywood and proceed to the Fallison Lake trail. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Friday, September 14

IONS (Science and Spirituality)

September 20 (first & third Thursdays)
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Jan Lewis and Marla Lang, FSPA
Noetic science means other ways of knowing. On the third Thursday we view and discuss episodes from the series Missing Links from Greg Braden’s current scientific findings. All are welcome to one or more gatherings. Suggested offering $10.00.

BOOK CLUB

September 21-Friday
Third Fridays of the month
8:00–10:00 a.m.
Facilitators: Anita Beskar, FSPA, Marla Lang, FSPA
We select current, notable books. A good book and a great conversation at Marywood are our treasures! Call 715-385-3750 ext. 5 for the name of the book for the next gathering. Suggested offering $10.00. Register the day before.

TASTE AND SEE THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD – SCRUMTUOUS SQUASH

September 21-Friday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens
Does squash seldom find its way to your table? If so, you are missing one of autumn’s best blessings. Squash is easy, affordable and tasty to prepare. Those emboldened letters spell EAT. We’ll do just that as we explore the scrumptious, enjoyable world of squash. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, September 17.