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

March

Book Study: Let your Life Speak: Listening to the Voice of Vocation – Parker Palmer

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Monday, March 8 – 1:30 – 3:30 pm

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Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am. I must listen for the truths and values at the heart of my own identity, not the standards by which I must live–but the standards by which I cannot help but live if I am living my own life. Let the voice and wisdom of Parker Palmer guide our time together as we ponder, “What am I to do with my life?” Free will offering is appreciated. Register by Monday, March 1.
Facilitator: Grant Van Lishout

What is Spiritual Direction and is it for me?

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March 11th – Thursday – 9:30 – 11:30 am

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Have you ever wondered how God is working in your life?  Have you ever wanted to talk to someone about your God journey?  If you can answer yes to either of these questions, spiritual direction/guidance may be for you. Come to this introductory session and get your questions answered about this practice of “holy listening”. Register by Monday, March 8.
Facilitator: Elizabeth Amman, OP

Women Who Followed Jesus

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Tuesday, March 16 – 9:30 – 11:30 am

 

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Eleven women in the Gospels were among the first Christian witnesses. They were disciples of Jesus in some way. Each woman had a name except one. Select one that especially engages you. Imagine her specialness and bring to share on March 16. Free will offering is appreciated. Register by Monday, March 15.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA

Praying St. Patrick’s Lorica

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Tuesday, March 17 – 9:30 – 11:30 am
ONSITE
Tuesday, March 17 – 1:30 – 3:30 pm

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In the Irish monastic tradition, a lorica, is essentially a ‘protection prayer.’ in which the petitioner invokes all the power of God as a safeguard against evil. St. Patrick’s Lorica begins, “I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through a belief in the Threeness, through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.” Let us reflect on St. Patrick’s Lorica and enjoy some Irish treats. Free will offering is appreciated. Register by Friday, March 12.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

Let Us Dream: Book Discussion

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Wednesday, March 17 – 1:00 – 2:30 pm

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Join us for this 4-week discussion of the inspirational book by Pope Francis and and Austen Ivereigh. This book expands on some of the ideas in Fratelli Tutti, in an engaging and and yet practical way.  Each week we will explore one part of this small (less than 200 pages) book. From Amazon: Let Us Dream is an epiphany, a call to arms, and a pleasure to read. It is Pope Francis at his most personal, profound and passionate. With this book and with open hearts, we can change the world. Free will offering is appreciated. Register by Wednesday, March 10.
Facilitator: Meg Earsley, FSPA 

Greetings Favored One … Luke 1:26-38

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Thursday, March 25 – 9:30 – 11:30 am

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This is the Annunciation of our Lord, the time when the Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she was to have a child who was to be named Jesus. This fascinating text shares the love of God for humanity through a woman named Mary. During this time we will focus on Luke 1:26-38 and how it applies to our lives today. Free will offering is appreciated. Register by Thursday, March 18.
Facilitator: Grant Van Lishout      

April

Pastels: Building your Skills: Blending Techniques

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Monday, April 5 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Blending, rubbing one color into another so lines are softened is the most used technique in pastel painting. It is an excellent way to create skies and soft effects. Broken-Pattern is created by using short strokes that mix color visually at a distance. It is highly used by Impressionists painters. Overlay of color is a technique that uses very light strokes over another, feathering or scumbling and building a mixed color in the process. Each class is independent of the other so one can choose 1 or 2 or 3 as a single workshop or all 3. Bring soft pastels- Nu Pastels are preferred and the most adaptable to the three techniques. Fee $30.00 each day. Bring your own lunch. Register by Monday, March 29.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA

Working Out, Working In

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Wednesday, April 5 – 9:30 – 11:30 am

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Breath and Movement are key factors in keeping ourselves physically healthy. Breath and prayer are key factors in keeping ourselves spiritually nourished. Based on the teachings of Paul Chek holistic lifestyle coach, we will explore the relationship between our physical and our spiritual selves. Note: There will be breathing and movement, but nothing physically demanding.
Free will offering is appreciated. Register by March 22.
Presenter: Grant Van Lishout

Pastels: Building your Skills: Broken-Pattern Techniques

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Tuesday, April 6 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Blending, rubbing one color into another so lines are softened is the most used technique in pastel painting. It is an excellent way to create skies and soft effects. Broken-Pattern is created by using short strokes that mix color visually at a distance. It is highly used by Impressionists painters. Overlay of color is a technique that uses very light strokes over another, feathering or scumbling and building a mixed color in the process. Each class is independent of the other so one can choose 1 or 2 or 3 as a single workshop or all 3. Bring soft pastels- Nu Pastels are preferred and the most adaptable to the three techniques. Fee $30.00 each day. Bring your own lunch. Register by Monday, March 29.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA

Pastels: Building your Skills: Overlay of Color- Feathering/Scumbling

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Wednesday, April 7 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Blending, rubbing one color into another so lines are softened is the most used technique in pastel painting. It is an excellent way to create skies and soft effects. Broken-Pattern is created by using short strokes that mix color visually at a distance. It is highly used by Impressionists painters. Overlay of color is a technique that uses very light strokes over another, feathering or scumbling and building a mixed color in the process. Each class is independent of the other so one can choose 1 or 2 or 3 as a single workshop or all 3. Bring soft pastels- Nu Pastels are preferred and the most adaptable to the three techniques. Fee $30.00 each day. Bring your own lunch. Register by Monday, March 29.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA

Miracle Trees United as One

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Thursday, April 8 – 9:30 – 11:30 am
ONSITE
Thursday, April 8 – 1:30 – 3:30 pm

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It is hard to believe two different trees have united as one for 50+ years! Yes, a pine and an oak tree are united underground and several feet above ground. We will explore such a tree and other usual and unusual aspects of trees and more, as Spring happens in this part of God’s creation! Free will offering is appreciated. Register by Tuesday, April 6.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA

Spirituality and Poetry

ONLINE Wednesday, April 14 – 1:30 – 3:30 pm

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Come relax, enjoy, and enrich your spirit! Sacred voices from the East and the West have left behind great nuggets of wisdom and God’s love for us. We will share writings from famous saints, leaders, people, and poets from our day, too. This time set aside will feed your soul. Free will offering. Register by April 10. Presenter: Elizabeth Amman, OP

Earth Day Canticles

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Thursday, April 22 – 9:30 – 11:30 am
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Thursday, April 22 – 1:30 – 3:30 pm

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A canticle is a narrative or religious poem. Perhaps the most famous is St. Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Sun, also known as Canticle of the Creatures or Canticle of Brother Sun, written in praise of creation. Come and remember Earth Day as we reflect on this canticle as well as similar canticles from other traditions. Free will offering is appreciated. Register by Thursday, April 15.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

Wisdom in Times of Upheaval

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Tuesday, April 27 – 9:30 – 11:30 am
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Tuesday, April 27 – 1:30 – 3:30 pm

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Though change is just part of life, living in the midst of change can produce uncertainty, confusion, indecisiveness, and stress. We look for solid ground to stand on and a wise word to hold onto. Who or what sources of wisdom do you turn to for such a word? Have you explored the Book of Wisdom in scripture? Let’s share our sources of wisdom. Free will offering is appreciated. Register by Tuesday, April 20.
Presenter: Pat Pintens