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Creating a Shrine for Everyday Life

From Asia to the Western Hemisphere, many cultures have a tradition of creating home altars.  A shrine helps us to connect with something important to our life… something we feel we need to “remember, honor, hope, and dream” (Making Shadow Boxes and Shrines by Kathy Cano-Murillo).

   Together we will create “shrines” for everyday life.  To create a home altar during this retreat, bring your favorite images, natural materials, ribbons, lace, keepsakes, photos, toys, glitter, trinkets, symbols—anything you would like to incorporate into your personal shrine.  Boxes, paints, glue, and other interesting items will be provided.

   The day includes the opportunity to participate in Sunday liturgy with the Racine Dominican community at 9:00am.

Sunday, November 3, 2019
Cost of $55 includes $10 non-refundable deposit, noon meal, and supplies.



Missy Isely-Poltrock is a Carthage College graduate and a member of the Lemon Street Gallery in Kenosha.  She has had art pieces in various shows, including the Anderson Arts Winter Juried Show, Watercolor Wisconsin at the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Artful Women in Madison, and a solo show at Pop More Corks in Lake Geneva.  She has a great fondness for collage and assemblage, believes each of us has a divine inner artist, and invites everyone to be kind to oneself.

Pat Shutts is an artist, retreat leader, and spiritual guide.  With training in bereavement ministry and a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies, Pat brings her gift of compassionate listening.


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Creating a Shrine for Everyday Life

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