Event Name:
The Beauty You Love: Reflecting with Images and Stories

Event Location:
Virtual Retreat

Start Date and Time:
Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

End Date and Time:
Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Event Description:
The poet Rumi says, “Let the beauty you love be what you do.” On this mid-summer’s day, come let your spirit rest, heal, connect and be nourished. Prayerful experiences through narrative, imagery, movement, music and poetry will guide you in greater awareness of the heart and the invitation of the divine. If you are looking for a space to reflect on the presence of the holy in your life and learn how images can be tools for prayer, this day will bring creativity into your spiritual life.

Each participant is asked to bring one meaningful photograph (printed or on your phone) and one significant personal object to the retreat to reflect more deeply upon and use as a springboard for communal sharing. Due to the visual nature of the presentations and circles of small group sharing, participants need to enable video on their device during the retreat.

Presenter: Jackie Newns
Jaclyn Newns is the Director of Campus Ministry at Chestnut Hill College. Since 2010, she has been serving educational and pastoral communities in the Philadelphia and Boston areas through retreats and presentations. Having studied the impact of visual arts on spiritual formation at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, she utilizes photography, watercolor, clay, and mixed media as approachable prayer practices alongside the sharing of one’s narrative through spiritual direction. www.jaclynnewns.com

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