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Creating Sanctuary: The “Beautiful Ones” Group Card

“Altars can be very powerful…We acknowledge an incarnate God who speaks through symbols and the things of our everyday lives…” -The Artist’s Rule, Christine Valters Paintner An altar can be a centering, focal point for group or personal prayer or creativity. The altar placed in the center of our creative space during the Sprigs of… Continue reading Creating Sanctuary: The “Beautiful Ones” Group Card

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Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat (Closing Session)

This session closes our Advent retreat, Sprigs of Rosemary—a retreat that can be adapted to any schedule and, certainly, can be used any time of the year. This final post recognizes that YOU are a temple of God, a home for God in the world, the ultimate sanctuary for the Divine. Advent leads us from… Continue reading Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat (Closing Session)

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Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat (Session 5)

Welcome to Session 5—Using Your Cards Creatively Creating SoulCollage® cards has been the focus of the Sprigs of Rosemary retreat sessions so far, but there are many ways to go deeper with creating, journaling, praying with or reading your cards. In the ancient prayerful practice of Lectio or Visio Divina, Latin for “divine seeing”, we… Continue reading Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat (Session 5)

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Holy Darkness: An Advent Meditation

*Note: This was not a session at the Sprigs of Rosemary retreat but from a previous Advent retreat called Holy Darkness. Nevertheless, a timely reflection on the Advent wreath and the importance of waiting during the Advent season. As a child, the Advent season was musically frustrating for me. With so many beautiful Christmas carols… Continue reading Holy Darkness: An Advent Meditation

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Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat (Session 2)

In Session 1, we contemplated the lyrics of Sanctuary, written by Carrie Newcomer, and explored the power of images to tap into our intuition through collage. Expressing one’s creativity allows time and space for new ideas to bubble up, for questions to surface, and for meaning to take hold. “Images attract the attention of the… Continue reading Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat (Session 2)

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Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat

Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat Over the next several days, I will share excerpts from a recent Advent retreat I was honored to lead. Ten women joined me on a journey to explore the significance of seeking, being and finding sanctuary. The inspiration for the retreat came from the lyrics of this… Continue reading Sprigs of Rosemary—A SoulFully You Online Advent Retreat

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Sprigs of Rosemary

December 6-8, 2019: Sprigs of Rosemary Retreat at St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, NE. “Will you be my refuge / My haven in the storm, Will you keep the embers warm /  When my fire’s all but gone? Will you remember / And bring me sprigs of rosemary, Be my sanctuary / ‘Til I can carry on /… Continue reading Sprigs of Rosemary