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Cameras: Contemplative Tools in a Digital Age

“The world will be saved by beauty. ”

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

We are, all of us, mystics at heart.  We need to discover that deeper space within. Thomas Merton, a mystic, monk, and prolific spiritual writer, gave us many insights into this good earth and right relationship with one another.

We will spend a good part of the day exploring—through a lens—the earth as it relates to our spiritual life.  Images are all around us and images within can come together as we reflect on a deeper level with our cameras, whether on our phones or our grandfather’s Kodak.

What is the difference between a snapshot and a photograph?  How do we focus on the important parts of our lives in nature?

We will take a visual tour with our inner eye, on the beauty around us and within us, using visual meditations, listening to the experiences of each other, enhancing our daily journey through life with awareness and grace.  Welcome aboard!

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Cost of $55 includes $10   non-refundable deposit and noon meal.


Marianne Saieg, OSF, is a Sister of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.  Her background and experience includes master’s degrees in Religious Education and Pastoral Studies and Spirituality.  As a spiritual director, life coach, retreat leader, educator, and photographer, Marianne has a particular passion for photography and spirituality.

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Cameras: Contemplative Tools

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