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.
More Good Things Said:
The mix of spirituality and crafting was wonderful.
I feel renewed and grounded, open to what my next steps in life will bring me. Deep appreciation for all of it. I will be back.
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.