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Creating a Shrine for Everyday Life

From Asia to the Western Hemisphere, many cultures have a tradition of creating home altars.  A shrine helps us to connect with something important to our life…something we feel we need to “remember, honor, hope, and dream” (Making Shadow Boxes and Shrines, Kathy Cano-Murillo).  Together we will create “shrines” for everyday life.  

To create a home altar during this retreat, bring your favorite images, natural materials, ribbons, lace, keepsakes, photos, toys, glitter, trinkets, symbols—anything you would like to incorporate into your personal shrine.  Boxes, paints, glue, and other interesting items will be provided.  The day includes the opportunity to participate in Sunday liturgy with the Racine Dominican community at 9:00am.

Sunday, November 5, 2017


Missy Isley-Poltrock, is a Carthage College graduate and a member of the Lemon Street Gallery in Kenosha.  She has art pieces in various shows, including  the Anderson Arts Winter Juried Show, Watercolor Wisconsin at the Wustum, Artful Women in Madison, and a solo show at Pop More Corks in Lake Geneva.  She has a great fondness for collage and assemblage, believes each of us has a divine inner artist, and invites everyone to be kind to oneself.

Pat Shutts holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies and completed training in spiritual guidance from Creighton University and bereavement ministry from the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois.   Pat shares her gift of compassionate listening and openness to the Spirit and loves art, play, and prayer.  She is a lay covenant companion of the Wheaton Franciscans and a certified SoulCollage® facilitator.


Cost of $55 includes $10 non-refundable deposit, noon meal, and supplies.

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Creating a Shrine for Everyday Life

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