With Catherine Steinberg
January 25-27, 2019
Mercy-by-the-Sea, Madison, CT
Expressions of the Divine Feminine with Catherine Steinberg, Artist of the Mary Paintings
Friday, January 25, 5:30 p.m. to Sunday noon, January 27, 2019
Single Occupancy: $375; Double Occupancy: $325/person (Includes program, overnight accommodations with ensuite bath and all meals from dinner Friday evening through breakfast on Sunday)
Commuter fee: $220 (Includes program and dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings and lunch on Saturday)
The Mary Paintings are aspects of the Divine Feminine that were conceived through dreams and shamanic journey work. They were inspired by Mary Magdalene and Catherine’s work with women in psychotherapy and expressive arts. In this retreat, we will meditate and reflect on some of the images of The Mary Paintings in order to connect with aspects of the Divine Feminine for ourselves, and in turn, for our work in the world today. While we honor each woman’s woundedness, this weekend will not focus on participants’ personal stories, but rather on the healing qualities of the Divine Feminine.
We will use various meditative exercises, creative expression and discussion to achieve this aim. Catherine believes that the Divine Feminine is needed more than ever in our world today to support the evolution of consciousness and the aspiration for all beings to live in harmony, peace and love.
Note: Please bring a journal and expressive art materials that you enjoy using such as colored pencils, acrylic paint, paper and items for collage. Also, bring a simple outfit that embodies your inner self and signifies an aspect of the Divine Feminine. Mary Painting Cards will be available for purchase during the retreat.
The program will begin on Friday with dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the McAuley Dining Room, followed by an opening gathering at 7:00 p.m. It will end at Sunday noon.
Catherine Steinberg is a licensed psychotherapist and artist who resides in Guilford, CT. She has an ongoing exhibit of her paintings, The Mary Paintings: Expressions of the Divine Feminine, at Mercy by the Sea, including the image above entitled, She Who Abides in Compassion.
To register please visit our website at mercybythesea.org or call Guest Services at 203.245.0401.
A sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT 06443