Bethany Retreat Center

Creation, Spirituality and Art Series

Spirituality and Art Series – Spring Session

“All Verdant Greening”

 Facilitator: Sr. Tina Geiger

March 24 to 26, 2023

From Saint Hildegard of Bingen (b. 1098), a “Rhineland Mystic”:

a renaissance woman, an abbess, writer, composer, and visionary:

“The Word is living, being, spirit,

All verdant greening,

The Word is living, being, spirit, All creativity.

This word is in everything Seen and unseen

This word is manifest in all In each and every being”


The spiritual approach to creating art does not focus upon producing an outcome/product but rather is about the Sacred creating and re-creating our inner selves and our awareness of such “verdant greening”, through deep reflection on the art making process. As we seek with intentional awareness God’s Presence in our created world, using mediums of pencil, colored pencil, markers, collage, clay and watercolor, we will find our true selves: ‘God’s work of art…” Ephesians 2:10


No art experience necessary… bring an open heart!


Sr. Tina Geiger, RSM, Co-Director of Catholic Rural Ministry- Oil City Deanery, enjoys the contemplative process of art making. She is a trained spiritual director. Having acquired both a MA degree in Religious Education, and a minor in studio art, S. Tina has facilitated art and spirituality retreats for over two decades. She has taught and guided many in the ecological virtues –praise, gratitude, care, justice, work, simplicity, and humility– reflected in Pope Francis’ letter: Laudato Si – Care of Our Common Home





Offering: $275.00 (2 nights, including lodging, meals and retreat deposit)

Deposit: $75.00

*Commuter option available. Call to inquire.

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