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Expressions of the Soul- "Apprehending God": Abstract Acrylic Painting

“Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God. Every creature is a word of God. If I spent enough time with the tiniest creature—even a caterpillar—I would never have to prepare a sermon. So full of God is every creature. ”

- Meister Eckhart

That which cannot be easily described with words—“The Universal,” “the Divine,” “Mystery,” “Life”—we can only try to capture through color and brush stroke.  Freely create—with no right or wrong—whatever your soul wishes to paint in whatever way you want to express yourself.  Joseph will guide the process of creating your own reflection on these themes.  We will take time to consider our images of God and hear the writings of  some of the great mystics.

Saturday, March 30, 2019
The day begins at 9:00am and concludes at 3:30pm.


Joseph Marco is a Racine Dominican Associate and serves as Chaplain and Coordinator of Roman Catholic Ministries at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  He holds a master’s degree from Mundelein College, Chicago, and has worked with watercolor and oil media for over 27 years.

Pat Shutts holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies and completed training in spiritual guidance from Creighton University and bereavement ministry from the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois. Pat shares her gift of compassionate listening and openness to the Spirit and loves art, play, and prayer.  She is a lay covenant companion of the Wheaton Franciscans and a certified SoulCollage® facilitator.


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Expressions of the Soul- Abstract Acrylic Painting

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