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Creativity and Prayer – A Retreat for Women

cyZLVfc31dgtTAEUJlU9pf-XDJ2LmSJaa-WLywIBJg4The St. Edward’s Women’s Retreat team offered an afternoon retreat today, entitled Creativity and Prayer. It was well attended, with about 70 women present. Thank you one and all for being there!! We saw old friends and made new friends. We began with a simple soup lunch, lovingly cooked for us by our kitchen contingent, Karen DiPalma, Roe O’Donnell, Ginny Ducar, Mary Ann Sekellick, and Marcia Pokorny. If I missed any of the cooks because I was not there on Friday night for cooking, let me know! We are grateful for you all and for the other amazing women on our team such as Judy Gerwitz, Betsty Bodette, Dolores Caruso, and Maryann Martin. I hope that I have not missed anyone here… please let me know if I have. And thanks to Fr. Pat for coming in and saying grace.

We began with a brief talk by me (Fran) and Sue Karpovich. After that it was table activity time. In general, our retreats follow a pattern of meal, a talk or presentation, a group activity, followed by a prayer service and ritual. Today was no different.

In order to explore our creativity we used the coloring of mandalas as exercise. We also Continue reading

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