Sacred Collage Retreat (on-site)

November 3, 2023 | Friday 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. CDT

Facilitated by Wendy Deering-Poynter & Lisa Martin
Cost: $100 ($25 non-refundable deposit to secure your seat, includes lunch and materials)

Art can be another form of prayer, a way to center and open ourselves to an experience of God. Through creating we often feel renewed, refreshed, and re-created. This experiential retreat includes prayer, lunch, and art supplies. In three sessions, we will create sacred collage using mixed media—images, words, decorative paper, stamped prints, and embellishments. After each session, we’ll offer sharing and reflection, asking questions such as “How did I experience the creative process?” and “What does my art speak to me of the sacred?”  Our focus is the process and not the product, so one need not be an accomplished artist but simply willing to play and engage the materials. 

All art that really draws us to look at it deeply is spiritual. Art accepts all the sadness and transforms it implicitly affirming that beauty is essentially the presence of God. 

The Mystical Now by Wendy Beckett

Please register by October 27. Once we have received your registration, we will send you an invoice for the retreat. Please know we have scholarships available; if you would like to make a request, email S. Carol Ann at We strongly encourage you to add to your email contacts to ensure the delivery of emails regarding your retreat.

Wendy Deering-Poynter is a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister who serves as a church worship director. She is a spiritual director/companion, a yoga instructor, and a florist. She eats chocolate, dances in the kitchen, and lives in an old farmhouse with her husband and two children. 

Lisa Martin is a spiritual companion, quilter, sewer, and crafter. She works in public health and lives in a 100-year-old airplane bungalow with her cat, Paisley.



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Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica
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Atchison, KS 66002
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