July 11, 2015, 4:30 PM - July 17, 2015, 10:30 AM
Icon Writing Retreat
"Byzantine Iconography-Visions of Light and Glory"
Fr. Damian Higgins
During this retreat, iconographer, Father Damian Higgins, will guide retreatants through this particular prayer process.
The creation of icons is a form of prayer or meditation that is grounded in the physical act of holding pencils, preparing the paints, and then manipulating the materials to form a painted object. “The importance is in the process," Father Damian says, "We are careful how we use materials, that are also all-natural and organic. This brings closeness to the earth and respect for the things of the earth as well as to the sanctified person whose image we are creating.” Open to all -- beginners & experienced;
or supplies required at registration
Cost: $650 (includes meals, lodging, and supplies)
Please register in advance limited number of seats available.