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Art and Soul Creation Guild to meet October 7-8

Become a member of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, Art & Soul Creation Guild, open to all who have a love of art and more!

The October sessions will take place in The Lodge located behind Providence Spirituality & Conference Center.

The sessions will take place from 9:30 a.m.-noon, on Oct. 7; and 6-8:30 p.m., on Oct. 8. Both sessions are the same and participants may choose the time that best fits their schedule.

All those joining the guild will be asked to pay an annual membership fee of $30 paid at the time of registration, and participants then will pay $5 for each session they attend.

The decision to form such a guild was created by the awareness that many communities have art groups which meet regularly to support each other in their artistic endeavors. This area does not have such a group.

Sister Rosemary Schmalz facilitates each event. She notes that usually such groups simply gather for mutual support and members work on their own projects in their chosen medium. The Art and Soul Creation Guild sessions, at least for the first six months, will have a structure. Each session will begin with a short exercise for the purpose of stirring up one’s creative juices. This will be followed by time for members to work in whatever direction they feel led to go. Further, the participants will be guided in seeing how their practice of art can help them develop a more contemplative stance in their lives.

The guild is open to all regardless of art expertise. “The only criteria is that you must be comfortable working independently for a portion of each session,” Sister Rosemary said.

For more information, click here or by calling 812-535-2952 or emailing provctr@spsmw.org.

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About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 250 women religious, with more than 280 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

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