Kissed By God: Holy Women Create!

August 21, 2018 - August 22, 2018


August 21 9:30 am – August 22 4:00 pm, 2018

Join the Holy Women, kissed by God whose creativity flowed into our world in art, music and writing: Miriam the dancer, Hildegard the artist/musician/writer, Teresa of Avila and Therese of Lisieux, the writers. This interactive weekend retreat invites your creative expression as you explore art by and about Holy Women from ancient times (such as Mary Magdalene and the Woman at the Well) to today (including Tekakwitha and Hildegard). You will carry away a treasure of spiritual practices from your adventures with art, journaling, poetry, music, dreamwork, prayer and meditation — each nurturing your spiritual growth in your own unique way. Invite these Holy Women to lead you to deeper trust in your own inner wisdom, grace and creativity in a welcoming setting.

Skill or experience in journaling, arts or dreamwork not necessary, only a spirit of adventure and wonder. Bring a notebook for journaling. Having read the book, “Kissed by God: Holy Women Create!” is suggested not requested. The book is available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book and Gift Gallery.

Tuesday, August 21, 9:30 a.m. to Wednesday, August 22, 4 p.m. Registration deadline is August 14.

Private Room Fee: $147. Commuter Fee: $118.

Presenter: Shirley Cunningham, MA, MSW has been a counselor and spiritual director offering retreats in many venues for over 20 years. She attended the Shalem Institute, an inter-faith spiritual direction training program at the Washington Theological Union and was a founding member of the Arizona Ecumenical Institute for Spiritual Directors. She also has trained in Progoff Intensive Journaling, dreamwork and intuition development. Shirley is a visionary artist and author of Kissed by God: Holy Women Create! and Chasing God. Visit her website/blog/artwork at

Categories: Retreats  |  Spiritual Direction  |  The Arts