November 9, 2018 - November 10, 2018


November 9, 7:30 pm – November 10, 4:30 pm, 2018

Weaving the “Holy” … into the threads of everyday life!

“God is present in the details of the everyday but is also visible when we pull back and take a wider gaze upon our lives and pay attention to the patterns and ways things have been woven together.” Christine Valters Painter, PhD, Eyes of the Heart

The “warp and woof” of everyday life provides the interlocked fibers that weave our personal “life-tapestry” into a unique and strong fabric of being. This tangible and creative exploration will invite each participant to focus on key elements of their everyday lives. Those elements along with the written word will be used to “paper-weave” a simple tapestry representing each person. Artistic ability not needed … just the soul of a “child” who can play with color and paper. Together we will journey into quiet where the “HOLY” meets our everyday lives. The process will incorporate personal prayer and reflection, group presence, shared conversation, community meal preparation and time to just sit and enjoy a crackling fire!

A time to shed the noise and busy activity of daily living time for your soul to stop, breathe, listen, and reflect.

Private Room Fee: $122. Commuter Fee: $84. Registration deadline is November 2.

Presenter: Stella DeVenuta, OSF, a Sister of St. Francis of Assisi, lives and ministers in Milwaukee, WI. Stella is a freelance artist, spiritual director, retreat-workshop facilitator and animator of the Wine & Vine Event, which is an annual major fundraiser for her congregation. Stella has presented for local groups as well as national conferences. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International and Franciscan Spiritual Directors. Stella is available for creative process consultation, workshops, retreats and days of reflection, individual spiritual guidance, and art mentoring.


Categories: Prayer  |  Retreats  |  Spiritual Direction