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Marywood offers a variety of online and onsite programs which can add to your spiritual journey. Topics include spirituality, personal growth, Franciscanism, art, creation, church history, and much more. These programs are available to everyone at any place on their spiritual journey. Take a look at our current offerings and register today. 

Upcoming Programs

Waging Peace: Lessons from Mattie Stepanek

ON SITE
Monday, November 29, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

ONLINE
Monday, November 29, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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“Waging peace” may sound less peaceful than “peacemaker,” yet young “peacemaker” Mattie Stepanek relentlessly waged peace, especially in his poetry. We’ll share his peacemaking poems and insights from his book Re-flections of a Peacemaker. Register by Friday, November 26.

Presenter:  Pat Pintens

What is Spiritual Direction and Is it For Me?

ONLINE

Thursday, December 2, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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Have you ever wondered how God is working in your life? Have you ever wanted to talk to someone about God in your life? Do you wonder if God is “really” active in your life? If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, spiritual direction/guidance may be for you. Participate in this introductory session and get your questions answered about this practice of “holy listening.”  Register by Friday, November 26.

Facilitator:  Sr. Elizabeth Amman, OP

Advent and the Art of Listening to One’s Self

ONLINE
Friday, December 3, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

ON SITE
Saturday, December 4, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Registration Fee: $20

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Advent invites us to deeper listening, to getting in touch with the special persons in our lives. Good listening opens doors to others, even to ourselves, to a sermon! We will explore some helpful approaches to good listening in a variety of settings. Register by December 2

Presenter:  Sr. Marla Lang, FSPA

 

Holding On, Letting Go

ONLINE
Monday, December 6, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

ON SITE
Monday, December 13, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Registration Fee: $20

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When something or someone has served its purpose, it is time to let go. Letting go is difficult, but it also makes room for new. This program will challenge us to look at all we hold onto in life and ask, “What is worth letting go of?” The Spirit just might have something better to fill it.  Register by noon December 3.

Facilitator:  Grant Van Lishout

Praying Mary’s Magnificat (Advent Day of Reflection)

ONLINE & ON SITE (HYBRID)

Wednesday, December 8, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Registration Fee: $25

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The opening verse of Mary’s Magnificat, once translated as “My soul magnifies the Lord …” is now translated,“ My being proclaims the greatness of the Lord.” During this Advent Day of Reflection, we will explore how Mary’s prayer makes clearer (enlarges) our understanding of God’s greatness and how we are invited to participate in that divine expansion. On site participants: bring a bag lunch. Register by Thursday, December 2.

Presenter:  Pat Pintens

Praying with Winter Skies

ON SITE
Tuesday, December 14, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

ONLINE
Tuesday, December 14, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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“I wonder as I wander out under the sky …” is a beautiful, haunting ballad from the Appalachian region. Winter skies can set us to wondering about many things. What would happen if we were to begin praying those skies, whether they be an early morning sky or “a midnight clear” sky? Let’s find out.  Register by Thursday, Dec. 9.

Presenter:  Pat Pintens

Prayer Stones

ON SITE
Monday, January 10, 10:00 am – noon

Registration Fee: $25

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And he answered and said, “I tell you that, if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:40) Bring your favorite stones and a heart full of hope. Learn to make your own prayer stones. Materials will be provided.   Register by Friday, Jan 7.

Facilitator:  Rev. Tammy Barthels

It’s About Time

ONLINE
Tuesday, January 18, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

ON SITE
Tuesday, January 18, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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How often we hear someone exclaim “It’s about time!” While scientists explore the concept and meaning of time, we live in/with three concepts of time: chronos or measured time, cosmic or “continued sequence of existence” time, and Kairos or God’s time. Let’s explore the interrelationship of these three concepts and our experience of God in each. Register by Thursday, Jan. 13.

Facilitator:  Pat Pintens

Encountering God, the Holy One

ONLINE
Thursday, January 20, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

ON SITE
Thursday, January 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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We long to be touched by God’s goodness. Yet, God touches us daily! Come, explore God with us!        Register by noon Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Facilitator:  Sr. Marla Lang, FSPA

Thomas Merton: East Meets West

ONLINE

Monday, January, 31 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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“If I can unite in myself, in my own spiritual life, the thought of the East of the Greek and Latin Fathers, I will create in myself a reunion of the divided Church.”  – A Year with Thomas Merton

  Register by noon Monday, January 17.

Facilitator:  Grant Van Lishout

Seeing Our Soul’s Shadow

ON SITE
Wednesday, February 2, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

ONLINE
Wednesday, February 2, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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In the light we clearly see our ‘outside’ shadows. We have ‘inside’ shadows as well, parts of ourselves we find frightening, that we try to keep hidden. There are graces and gifts within our ‘inside’ shadows. Let’s bring those graces and gifts to light Register by Thursday, Jan. 27.

Facilitator:  Pat Pintens

Meet Dieterich Bonhoeffer

ONLINE
Friday, February 4, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Registration Fee: $20

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A German Lutheran Pastor who actively participated in the German resistance movement and was arrested and later hung after being implicated in a 1944 assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. Bonhoeffer urges us to bring God into all parts of our lives. “Jesus does not call men to religion, but to life.”  Register by Friday, Jan. 21.

Facilitator:  Grant Van Lishout

Full moon Snow shoe walk

ON SITE

Wednesday, February 16, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Registration Fee: $15

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Enjoy the quiet of a winter evening reflecting on the divine presence in the vastness of the winter woods. Bring snow shoes, clothing to keep you comfortable, and a snack to share. We will gather at Marywood. Register by Thursday, Feb. 10.

Facilitator:  Pat Pintens 

Praying Through Depression

ONLINE
Tuesday, February 17, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

ON SITE
Tuesday, February 17, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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Depression is a difficult emotion to experience, understand, or find grace in. When feeling depressed it may seem
impossible to experience God’s presence and graces. How we pray can help us do so. 
Register by Thursday, Feb. 10.

Facilitator:  Pat Pintens 

Engaging in God’s Hopefulness

ONLINE
Monday, February 21, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

ON SITE
Monday, February 21, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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Brides and grooms spin hopes. Dreams come in multitudes. Leaders question. Hope engages. Explore hope with us! Register by Sunday, Feb. 20.

Facilitator:  Sr. Marla Lang, FSPA 

Exploring Dreams:  The Unconscious at Work

ONLINE
Sunday, March 6, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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We all dream. Sometimes we can remember them; other times we do not. Do you ever wonder what is going on? Do they have a message for us? How do we best use our dreams and the messages they share with us? Register by Friday, Feb. 18.

Facilitator:  Grant Van Lishout

Paint

Bedazzled – Mixed Media of Paper, Fiber and Beads

ON SITE
 March 7,8, and 9 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $40/day

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This series of art programs will use beads, paper, and fibers to create wall hangings, paintings incorporating small beads and fibers, yarns, and other small items. Many of the techniques can be transferred into card making and  journaling. Each day is independent of the next. Most materials will be provided but if you have fancy string,  scraps of fibers, small beads, yarns, etc. bring them along. Bring Elmer’s glue and scissors. Get ready to experiment and play with multi-media. Bring lunch. Limit of nine. Register by Tuesday, Mar. 1.

Facilitator:  Sr. Karen Kappell, FSPA

Lenten Lectio

ONLINE
 Thursdays March 10, 17, 24, 31 and Apr 7  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Registration Fee: Free will offering

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Lectio divina is an ancient way of reading, pondering and praying the scriptures or other spiritual writings. Let’s read, ponder and pray together the Lenten Sunday scripture passages and discover new insights for our daily living. Register by Thursday, Mar. 3.

Facilitator:  Pat Pintens

Marching through Darkness

ONLINE
Tuesday, March 15, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

ON SITE
Tuesday, March 15, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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Seeds and acorns sprout in darkness.  Seek their life form.  Growth beyond failure, Life to foster. Explore with us.  Register by Monday, Mar. 14.

Facilitator:  Sr. Marla Lang, FSPA