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Expressions of the Soul- Unharnessed Light: Abstract Acrylic Painting

“I, the fiery life of divine wisdom, I ignite the beauty of the plains, I sparkle the waters, I burn in the sun, and the moon and the stars. With wisdom I order all things rightly.”

- Hildegard of Bingen

That which cannot be easily described with words—“The Universal,” “the Divine,” “Mystery,” “Life”—we can only try to capture through color and brush stroke.  Freely create—with no right or wrong—whatever your soul wishes to paint in whatever way you want to express yourself.  Joseph will guide the process of creating your own reflection on these themes.  We will take time to consider our images of God and hear the writings of  some of the great mystics.

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
The day begins at 9:00am and concludes at 3:30pm.


Joseph Marco is a Racine Dominican Associate and serves as Chaplain and Coordinator of Roman Catholic Ministries at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  He holds a master’s degree from Mundelein College, Chicago, and has worked with watercolor and oil media for over 27 years.

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 noon meal and art supplies.

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