Creative Sacred Art Retreat

Creative Sacred Art Retreat

Mystery and Healing: Change of Consciousness

Often words are inadequate in our attempt to express what is deep within our hearts, even to ourselves. This retreat is designed to enable each retreatant to discover the soul’s language in art. The retreat offers a way of praying that leads to a deep intimacy with God, using art as a language of prayer. This time offers individuals the opportunity to pray with art in a contemplative setting with guidance.

Retreat Team: Virginia Varley csj is an artist, spiritual director and group facilitator. She has been making personally directed retreats using art as the language of prayer for many years. Her focus is on art as a language of the imagination in the spiritual journey. Grace Sauve, csj and Roger Yaworski, sj are both spiritual directors and experienced in using art as the language of prayer and imagination.

This retreat includes: presentations, multi-media meditative art offerings and personal guidance. All art supplies are included.

The retreat will be held twice:
May 27 - June 4, 2011 at Invermara, Orillia, and
June 22 - 30, 2011 at Loyola House, Guelph.

The Retreat begins at 7:00 p.m. and concludes with lunch on the last day. On the day of arrival, a light supper is provided at 5:30 p.m.

For further information and to register, contact Virginia Varley, csj at (416) 929-4799 or

Limit: 18 persons

Fee: $600.00 Can. Registration Fee: $60.00

payable to:
Virginia Varley, csj
44 Jackes Ave., #904
Toronto, ON M4T 1E5

The cost of the retreat itself ($600.00) may be paid to The Sisters of St. Joseph
at the beginning of the retreat.


Loyola House Guelph, ON
43° 32' 20.7672" N, 80° 14' 51.4392" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.