Seeing with the Eyes of Faith: Visual Art as an Entry to Prayer

September 22, 2013 - September 27, 2013




Seeing with the Eyes of Faith: Visual Art as an Entry to Prayer (Weeklong Format; 1314-01)

Kristine Haig, Co-Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Morgantown, W. Va., Adjunct Faculty at Waynesburg University, and former Director, Office of Spiritual Formation, the PC(USA)
Our eyes truly are a “window to the soul.” Human beings take in most of our information through sight, and we can experience a sense of the Sacred when in the presence of beauty—whether in a light-filled sanctuary, or a museum, or on your back porch – watching a hummingbird at your feeder or a child asleep in your arms. Many religions have intentionally used visual elements in faith formation (Think of great cathedrals with stained glass depictions of biblical scenes!) and in meditation (as in the creation of Tibetan sand mandalas). In this class, we will explore the possibilities for opening our souls to God through paintings and photography, meditation with drawing, and attending to visual images evoked by literature. / Sun., Sept. 22, 7:00 p.m.-Fri., Sept. 27, 1:00 p.m., 2013 / $375 (meals and lodging extra) / 3.0 CEUs plus certificate credit

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