Visualizing the Psalms

February 10, 2017 - February 12, 2017
Toronto ON

Guided Retreat

Visualizing the Psalms

Friday-Sunday, February 10-12, 2017

The psalmist digs deep into the human soul in forms of praise, entreaty, anger and fear.

The psalms reveal what might be called a personal blog to the divine in today’s culture. Depths of pain and praise are plumbed by a myriad of voices.

Spend a weekend visualizing through paint and paper, cutouts and drawing, your response to the personal voices found in the psalms. Expressive art can deepen our understanding of texts and lead to the place where words alone are incomplete.

Led by Janet Read, a practicing visual artist, musician and sometime poet. She studied philosophy, English and medieval studies at the University of Toronto. She has a degree in Education and an MA in aesthetic philosophy from the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto. More information and images of her work can be found at

  • Begins 9:30 am with gathering for coffee; ends 4 pm.
  • Arrivals and registration 2-4 pm Friday; ends 1:30 pm Sunday.
  • Fee $240 + $10 for supplies. deposit $50.
  • Registration deadline: February 3, 2017
  • Registration here »
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