Bethany Retreat Center

Creation, Spirituality and Art Series

Creation, Spirituality and Art Series

Fall Session    October 6 to 8

 Facilitator: Sr. Tina Geiger


Impressions AND Expressions of the DIVINE
Using watercolor, clay, and acrylics, we will explore the expressions of God’s autumnal  creativity. Participants will create a PRAISE PLAQUE with slab work of impressions of found natural objects.  With either watercolor or acrylics, participants will discover colorful beauty of autumn. 
No art experience is necessary.  All materials are provided, however you can always bring your own if you wish. 

The Spirit of God has filled the universe with possibilities and therefore, from the very heart of things, something new can always emerge: “Nature is nothing other than a certain kind of art, namely God’s art, impressed upon things….” Pope Francis, Laudato Si #80

As we seek with intentional awareness God’s Presence in our created world through mediums of collage, clay, and watercolor, we will find ourselves hidden with Christ in God! (Col 3:3) 

The spiritual approach to creating art does not focus upon producing an outcome/product but rather is about the Sacred forming and reforming our inner selves and our awareness of such growth through deep reflection on the art making process. 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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