Praying with Imagination – 2014 Summer Retreat

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Praying with Imagination

A 6 day retreat to encounter God’s Word, be inspired by beauty, and respond with your spiritual imagination.

 

Prayer in Guesthouse Chapel

Praying with Imagination 2014
Igniting an Artful Response 

Sunday July 13 (4 p.m.) -

Friday, July 18 (breakfast)


Saint John’s Abbey Guesthouse, Collegeville, MN

This ecumenical retreat invites pastoral leaders and catechists to pray with the Illuminated Word of The Saint John’s Bible and to extend that prayer through the arts of bookmaking, such as calligraphy, painting, and storytelling. The retreat’s morning sessions empower participants to practice the Seeing the Word process, delve deeper into learning the rhythm of visio divina and facilitate the practice with others. The afternoon will invite participants to ground their own spirituality through developing their artistic imagination.

Seeing Lent – Good Friday – 2014 – The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion
Luke 21:26-49

Sister Kathleen Atkinson
Sister Kathleen is a Benedictine of Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, North Dakota. She is creatively engaged in speaking, writing, and a “Ministry on the Margins” state penitentiary inmates, and other people who are God’s anawim among us.

Sister Kathleen holds an MA in Theology from St John’s University and a Doctorate in Ministry from the University of St. Thomas. She is the author of two books, God Is Always There. Psalms for Every Moment and Letting Go and Letting God. 21 Centuries of Faith (Liguori Publications).

Seeing Lent – Holy Thursday – 2014 – Eucharist

Eucharist
Luke 22:14-20

Chris Calderone
Chris is a 2013 graduate from St. John’s School of Theology with a Masters of Liturgical Music. Originally from St. James, NY on Long Island, Chris now lives in St. Cloud, MN and works as the Director of Music for Christ Church Newman Center at St. Cloud State University. Previously, Chris spent two years living and serving in Camden, NJ. He graduated in 2009 from Crane School of Music in New York with a degree in Music Education.

Seeing Lent – Palm Sunday – 2014 – Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder
Genesis 28:10-22

Sandy Baldwin
Sandy is a 2013 graduate from St. John’s School of Theology-Seminary with a Master of Pastoral Ministry. She is currently the Director of Missions for Moto Hope Missions. Sandy has over 30 years of experience in Catholic education and ministry.

Seeing Lent – Week 5 – 2014 – Sower and the Seed

Sower and the Seed
Mark 4:3-9

Michelle L’Allier
Sister Michelle values the gift of shared wisdom manifest through mutual companioning and learning. She lives in a mixed community of Sisters and young adult Franciscan Community Volunteers in St. Cloud, and has served in pastoral ministry, spiritual direction, retreat work, and congregational leadership. Currently Michelle works in young adult ministry as well as with the Franciscan Sisters’ Mexico mission and their Sister Community in Kenya.

Seeing Lent – Week 4 – 2014 – Road to Emmaus

Road to Emmaus
Luke 24:13-36

Timothy Johnston
Timothy is a native of Old Mines, MO. After completing a degree in music education at Quincy University, he spent three years as a Canon of the Order of Prémontré (Norbertines) in De Pere, WI. During and after his time in religious life, Timothy spent three years teaching religion. He completed an MA in Liturgical Studies at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN. Timothy served as the Director of the Office of Liturgy for the Diocese of Salt Lake City. Currently, Timothy is the Director of Liturgical Programs at Marquette University.

Seeing Lent – Week 3 – 2014 – Vision of Isaiah

Vision of Isaiah
Isaiah 6

Steve Hofer
Steve is a retired lay ecclesial minister from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He served for 38 years in parish ministry . Steve is married with three adult children and lives in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Seeing Lent – Week 2 – 2014 – David Anthology

David Anthology
1 Samuel 16 – 2 Samuel 24

Rebecca Spanier
Rebecca is currently in her final semester of the Master of Divinity program at St. John’s School of Theology. In addition to her studies, she works as a graduate assistant for Seeing the Word. After graduating, she hopes to go on to work in hospital chaplaincy.