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Sisters of Providence to host ‘Art, Journaling, and Art Journaling’

The Sisters of Providence will host “Art, Journaling, and Art Journaling,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, May 19.

Sister of Providence Rosemary Schmalz, SP, believes that a combination of art and journaling can be important for a person’s spirituality.

“Journaling has been part of my prayer for at least 25 years,” Sister Rosemary said. “I journal every morning and over the years, I have found that if I incorporate art into journaling, it helps me focus on soul issues. The art helps me do more honest journaling.”

She will be sharing some of her multiple journaling methods in the upcoming workshop, “Art, Journaling, and Art Journaling,” scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, May 19, in the Providence Hall Community Room, located at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. To register, click online here.

“Journaling is a tool for us to get in touch with our feelings, and the root causes of those feelings,” Sister Rosemary said. “It helps us become more aware of our deepest desires. Journaling can also help us find a way of moving forward when we face difficult decisions.

“The workshop really has a two-fold purpose,” Sister Rosemary continued. “First, it gives you the freedom to allow yourself to do art that lets your inner creativity emerge. It is amazing where your creativity may lead you, one you reconnect with it. Second, it offers you the opportunity to learn, through guided practice, methods of integrating art and journaling into prayer.

“Parts of the workshop are a lot of fun. The art activities will emphasize being engaged in the process of doing art rather than trying to create a product. If you don’t have a product in mind, then you won’t be disappointed with the result!”

The workshop requires no artistic experience or talent. Participants need only a bring a “childlike” willingness to set aside inhibitions and to be delighted with the magic of color and the power of words.

Cost to attend the workshop is $45, which includes lunch and materials. The registration deadline is May 14.

Register online at Events.SistersofProvidence.org or by calling 812-535-2952 or emailing jfrost@spsmw.org.

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About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 275 women religious, with more than 200 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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For inquiries or information, contact Jason Moon at jmoon@spsmw.org or 812-535-2810.