Sketching as Prayer retreat– May 21-24, 2019

Sketching as Prayer 2019

In just over a week I’ll be holding my “Sketching as Prayer” retreat at Holy Cross Monastery again. I led this retreat for the first time last October and had a wonderful time with the participants, some of whom I had known previously, all of whom added in inspiring ways to our time together. We came from a wide range of artistic backgrounds from highly experienced professional artists to people who had done almost no art prior to the retreat. Participants also came from a broad spectrum of religious perspectives, from conservative Christian to agnostic and quite a bit in between, which very much enriched our discussions.

I’m looking forward to another retreat with time for sitting quietly observing and sketching, this time with spring weather (hopefully not too many spring rains) and the opportunity to gain inspiration as we observe and ponder the annual renewal of life. We’ll have time for sharing, time for solitude and silence, time for worship with the monks for those who so desire, and good times around delicious meals. I’m also looking forward to connecting with and learning from others as we observe and sketch God’s creation and share the ways we have grown through our practice of praying with our sketchbooks.

There are still a few openings, so if you would like more information, email me ( or go to Holy Cross Monastery: Sketching as Prayer Retreat

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