Prayer by Heart and Hands: Our first annual contemplative prayer-bead crafting retreat!
December 15-17 (Friday-Sunday)
with S. Gabriele Uhlein, PhD and Anastasia Dzenowagis, BA, BS, MIM, PMP
Tuition: $100, plus meals and lodging. A $20 materials fee covers the cost of creating a personal “Contemplation Cord” from materials provided. If you wish to create more than one, there will be an additional $20 cost for each set. You may also add your own beads and embellishments.
Create a personalized string of beads to pray with! Since earliest times, people have used strings of knots or beads on a cord to assist in prayer. Every major religious tradition uses some form of bead-fingering as an awareness practice.
This retreat is specially designed for mindfully crafting a contemplation cord from S. Gabriele’s exclusive collection of beads.
Anastasia has extensive professional jewelry making experience, and makes beading simple and enjoyable.
We will hold each other in a circle of contemplative creativity. Bead by bead, we will tell stories, share our experiences and most importantly, join our hearts and hands together in the practice of intercession and compassion.
A special bead-blessing and prayer ritual on Sunday morning will conclude our experience.
In the special grace that Gabe will bring, this retreat will help you to start or strengthen a daily practice, merge it with your own unique creativity, as unique as you are, and as unique as your own relationship with the Divine.
Gabriele’s art and spirituality sessions integrate contemplation with creativity and intuition, offering a unique opportunity for spiritual insight and deep self-exploration. She also offers individual intuition training and creativity coaching sessions. Gabriele is a member of the Christine Center Leadership Team.