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Art & Spirituality Retreat for Everyone with Maria Rodgers O’Rourke and Fr. Mark Dean, OMI

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - August 10 @ 1:00 pm


“Creative Connections: Giving Time and Attention to Your Inner Artist”

August 6-10, 2018 ($330)

Are you inspired by art, music, writing? Do you want to create your own, but don’t have time? Unplug from the world for a few days and find your inner artist again!

Even if you don’t think of yourself as an artist, come discover how your creative life can nurture your relationships, work, and faith life.

Our retreat includes inspiration, conversation, and prayer to help you get (re)acquainted with your creative self.

Our presenters will reflect on the deep connection of creativity and spirituality through writing, visual arts, and music.

You’ll have space, time, and quiet to work on your own projects, or join in one of the optional exercises designed to get your creativity flowing.*

We’ll gather in Creative Clusters (à la The Artist’s Way)  to celebrate our work. This retreat will renew your enthusiasm and return you to the world ready to find inspiration in every day of your life.

Maria Rodgers O’Rourke is a mom, wife, writer, speaker, communications pro, advice maven, and longtime member of the King’s House preaching team. She has written devotional journals for women, and facilitated The Artist’s Way process. You can read Maria’s Musings & Advice on her blog (www.MariaRodgersORourke) and find her stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Mark Dean, OMI is a resident Oblate staff member of King’s House. In addition to retreat work, Mark enjoys photography, cultivating house-plants and aquariums, and browsing in antique shops.

*Retreatants are invited to bring supplies for their projects: journals, art supplies, instruments, etc. Tables will be available in a collective studio space to work on projects throughout the retreat.

Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. On Monday.  The evening will begin with dinner at 6:00.  Our time together will conclude on Friday after lunch.

Please note that a $25 deposit is required to secure your reservation.

Art & Spirituality Retreat Aug. 6-10, 2018 Registration Form

Please fill out the form below to register for a King's House Retreat. Press "Submit" when you are done. If you would like to make a payment by credit card, please call King's House (618) 397-0584 or (800) 779-7909. Thank you!
  • Price: $330.00
  • A $25 deposit is required, which is part of the total cost. If you wish to pay by credit card, please call King's House (800) 779-7909 and Sarah can take your information. To pay by check, mail it to King's House Summer Retreats, 700 N 66th Street, Belleville, IL 62223. Include a note telling us which retreat the payment is for.


August 6 @ 6:00 pm
August 10 @ 1:00 pm
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