During our time together, each person will paint their own icon from start to finish. We will learn a bit about the history and spirituality of icons, and we will pray together several times during the day. This retreat offers far more than a "how to" experience and is intended to be an integrated experience of prayer using a paint brush. No previous experience is required and everyone is welcome.
Icons in history
Icons are one of the most ancient Christian art forms and are steeped in both tradition and spiritual discipline. In fact, they are all about prayer, coming out of prayer and inviting others into prayer by gazing upon the faces of Jesus, Mary, the angels, and the saints. The hope is that some of their holiness will "rub off" as we encounter their images.