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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. 

A Day of Warmth and Solitude

You Choose the Date

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A quiet day.  A warm cabin.  Time alone to pause, rest, listen, reflect, catch up with one’s spirit and God.  You will have a private room in a cabin.  Spiritual direction is available (separate fee).  Bring your lunch.  Fee $35  Call to schedule:  715-385-3750 

Upcoming Programs

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

Creative Exercises in Collage: Day 1

ON SITE
 March 7,  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $40/day

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From previously painted papers and fibers we will create a weaving on stiff paper and mount it to a foam core sheet that measures 11” by 11”.  Bring some soft fiber strings/yarns, some painted papers that you like, but wonder what you can do with them, Elmer’s glue, beads for embellishment.   If there is time we will apply this technique to card making.  All of the above supplies will be available in the workshop but it is fun to bring and share if you have some.  Bring lunch. Limit of nine. Register by Tuesday, Mar. 1.

Facilitator:  Sr. Karen Kappell, FSPA

Creative Exercises in Collage: Day 2

ON SITE
 March 8,  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $40/day

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On Rice or Bark paper that has been mounted on a heavy stock paper we will build a free-hanging collage that has a focal Eye of God piece that we will make using a variety of yarns.  We will also create some fabric or paper beads that can be used to embellish the wall hanging which can be mounted to a branch/ rod.  An assortment of rice and bark papers, yarns, and will be provided, but bring items that you think could be used to embellish and share.  Bring lunch. Limit of nine. Register by Tuesday, Mar. 1.

Facilitator:  Sr. Karen Kappell, FSPA

Creative Exercises in Collage: Day 3

ON SITE
 March 9,  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $40/day

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On a colorful collage sheet of firm paper, we will create a collage incorporating the following made in class: wire beads and wrapped pipe cleaners. This collage will be mounted on a 12” by 12” canvas when finished. Materials for the above will be provided, but bring along glue, beads, shells, feathers, strings and yarns, and other embellishments to use and share. 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.  They seek their life form.  Growth goes beyond imagining. Life is evolving and awakens us!  Register by Monday, Mar. 14.

Facilitator:  Sr. Marla Lang, FSPA

Celtic Crosses and Saints

ON SITE
Thursday, March 17, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

ONLINE
Thursday, March 17, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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The Celtic or ‘wheel’ cross is one of the most widely recognized of Christian symbols.  The threads and knots used in the cross tell stories – both Christian and pre-Christian.  Come, discover the stories of the Celtic cross.  Register by Friday, Mar. 11.

Facilitator:  Pat Pintens

Celebrate What’s Right with the World

ONLINE
Sunday, March 20, 2022 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $20

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Dewitt Jones, a former photographer for National Geographic, invites us to “Celebrate What’s Right with the World.”  “God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes,” he says.  Let’s listen to his words, look through his camera lens and renew our sense of celebration.    Register by Tuesday, Mar. 15

Facilitator:  Pat Pintens