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Painting/Praying with the Icon of St. Francis of Assisi

“Glorious God, give me right faith, certain hope, and perfect charity.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

Paint (or “write”) your own icon of St. Francis of Assisi with step-by-step group and individual instruction. 

As you spend the retreat week creating and reflecting on Francis’ icon and his writings and prayers, you will get to know his life and times, learning why, among all the world religions, he is one of the most revered humans to have lived.

Iconographer Drazen Dupor will present some of the history of iconography and lead us through the process of creating our own icon. Pat Shutts will facilitate morning and evening prayer and reflection times.

Sunday, August 15 to Saturday, August 21, 2021
The retreat begins at 3:30pm on Sunday and concludes with the noon meal on Saturday.
Cost: $575 includes $55 non-refundable deposit, overnight accommodations, meals, and materials.

To ensure social distancing, space is limited for this retreat. Click here to learn more about our public safety protocols.

Pat Shutts is retreat leader and spiritual guide.  With training in Pastoral Studies, spiritual guidance, and bereavement ministry, Pat brings her gift of compassionate listening to companion seekers. Pat is a lay covenant companion with the Wheaton Franciscans and a member of the Sophia Zen Sangha.  Pat loves art, play and prayer.

Drazen Dupor, a Yugoslavian artist and iconographer, studied the art of icon painting in Thessalonica, Greece, at the K.N. Georgiadis School of Art. Over the last twenty years, Drazen has been creating works in his own art studios in Thessalonica and, since 2003, in Madison, Wisconsin.





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Painting/Praying with the Icon of St. Francis of Assisi

$55.00 deposit required
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