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 email us to register today. 

Upcoming Programs

A Retreat in Celtic Tradition:

Karen Kappell and Pat Pintens

Dates: Friday, March 8 5PM to Friday, March 15 10AM

Although no culture contains truth completely or perfectly, the early Christian Celts were able to see the beautiful presence of the Divine in a relationship with Nature that stressed humility, dignity of all things, and God’s presence in and through all of Creation. They maintained rich spiritual practices such as prayer, meditation, communing with Nature, care for those in need, hospitality, and poetic use of the imagination and art. They saw, in all experiences, the presence of the Spirit, and were very skilled at seeking encounters with God in all of life. They believed men and women are equally able to inspire, lead, and participate in all aspects of community and spiritual practice. And they had a wonderful tradition of cultivating soul-friends who took caring responsibility for assisting in the development of and sustaining the journey of a spiritual life well lived. Through the week’s retreat we will pray and pursue approaches to living a spirit filled life in the Celtic Tradition.

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Cold Wax Painting with Oils: 
April 22-24, 9-3 each day
Karen Kappell FSPA

Cold wax medium is applied to oil paints which increases transparency and workability. The process allows one to build up texture effects and transparent layers. In addition to the instructor fee and facility, the workshop will provide all materials at an added cost of $10.00 each day paid to Karen at the time of the workshop.  We will create abstracts and landscapes as we learn to paint with wax and oil (encaustic Painting).  

Workshop fee: $45.00/day or $120 for all three (instructor and facility and $ 10.00 for all materials each day.  Bring a lunch.

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Two Medieval Mystics:
Different Spiritual Traditions: Similar Message
April 8 & 9 from 9am-12pm
Karen Kappell, FSPA

Both of these mystics lived in a time of social change, and listening to their music, poetry, and universal spiritual insights gives us wisdom of living in the world today.

Register by Thursday, April 4
Fee $25 for a day, $40 for both

Hildegard of Bingen
Monday, April 8

12th Century German Benedictine abbess and a woman of great and varied learning. A writer, composer, mystic in the Christian tradition. She is one of the best known composers of sacred music and scholar of natural science.

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Two Medieval Mystics:
Different Spiritual Traditions: Similar Message
April 8 & 9 from 9am-12pm
Karen Kappell, FSPA

Both of these mystics lived in a time of social change, and listening to their music, poetry, and universal spiritual insights gives us wisdom of living in the world today.

Register by Thursday, April 4
Fee $25 for a day, $40 for both

Jalaleddin Rumi
Tuesday, April 9:

13th Century poetic genius, spiritual guide and founder of Sufi order in the Muslim tradition.

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Additional Art Workshops and Retreats in 2024

Fiber/hand-painted paper on canvas: May 9, 10, 11
Vacation with a Purpose: Ink and Watercolor Combo: May 27-31
Pastel Painting: June 17-19
Vacation with a Purpose: Fluid Acrylics and Brusho: July 1-5
Paper Bowls: August 12&13

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