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Who Am I? Meeting the Self in The Prodigal Son
Saturday, June 16 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Retreat Description: St. Luke, Rembrandt, and Henri Nouwen are our human guides as we examine and discern the different spiritual states revealed in Holy Scripture's parable of The Prodigal Son. Art, writing, and personal experience combine to help us realize the broader implications of this narrative and how they apply to our own lives. Careful attention to art, close reading of texts, personal reflection, and discussion will form the bases of this retreat.
Presenter: Reese Landi is an oblate of Valyermo and has worked in Orange County as a RN for 30 years in critical care and recovery. In addition to her BS in Nursing, she is a life-long artist who is certified through Brandman University to work with Art & Creativity for Healing, a non-profit group who uses art as therapy for Wounded Warriors, battered women, autistic children, pediatric cancer patients, and others.
Mary Kauffman has been an Oblate of Valyermo since 1997. She has an MA in English and has taught ESL, various levels of English and writing, and literature courses at several colleges in the Los Angeles and Oramge County areas. Now retired, she enjoys sharing her love of reading and writing through participation in different reading and literary groups, particularly those with an emphasis on discovering the transcendent and increasing our Christian awareness through exploration of the written word.