Health & Wellness

Spiritual Enrichment – January 2022


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Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World – Through Jan. 9 @ 8 AM-7 PM
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from countries near and far.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: The Beauty of Liturgical Design: Holy Fabrics – Jan. 12-Feb. 9 @ 8 AM-7 PM
We’re featuring original designs and handmade liturgical vestments and other items by Dominican Sisters Felix Plouf, OP (1888-1979), and Angelique Sabourin, OP (1867-1957). They had extensive backgrounds in textiles, design, sewing, applique, and needlework. One set of vestments on display was designed by Sister Angelique for the centennial of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation in 1948. She chose her color palette and hand dyed the silk threads that she used. Her designs celebrate our Dominican heritage through the symbols of the Order and images of the holy men and women and scenes from the life of St. Dominic.

No Unsacred Places: Berry, Levertov, and Merton – Saturday, Jan. 15 @ 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
In 1967, three of the most important ecological writer-activists of the 20th century met as friends on the grounds of the Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky: farmer Wendell Berry, poet Denise Levertov (1923-1997), and monk Thomas Merton (1916-1968). We will contemplatively explore the intertwining lives of the three, delving into their poetry and prose, with specific attention to their engagement with the land. We’ll challenge ourselves to deepen our own relationships with the wider community of creation.

Praying with Winter Skies (Zoom) – Saturday, Feb. 5 @ 10 AM-11:30 AM
Presenter Pat Pintens will share her deep appreciation of the winter sky as she reflects on the words of a beautiful, haunting ballad from the Appalachian region, “I wonder as I wander out under the sky . . .” Winter skies can invite one to ponder an array of thoughts. What would happen if we were to begin praying those skies, whether they be an early morning sky or a midnight clear sky? Pintens is a presenter and spiritual director at Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae, WI. She has served parishes in a variety of positions and holds master’s degrees in theology and Christian spirituality.

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