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Artist-In-Residence Vicki Shuck


  • St. Bridget Catholic Faith Community 2213 North Lindsay Road Mesa, AZ, 85213 United States (map)
The strength of the family lies in its capacity to love and to teach how to love.
— Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia

WHAT MAKES A FAMILY HOLY?
Pope Francis’ letter, Amoris Laetitia, explores a central tenant of our faith, that God resides in relationship. Our belief in the Trinity illustrates this foundational belief. The family is where this God-like dynamic is lived out in daily reality. In these challenging times, the family offers a place to find rest for our souls. Here we can receive the renewal of the Spirit as we look deeper into the graces of truth, goodness, and beauty that resides there. From the small circle of the Holy Family we can be inspired in new skills and strengths to respond to the challenges of the world today.   

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE, VICKI SHUCK
We are thrilled to welcome Vicki Shuck back to St. Bridget to create with us as a community again this year. As Fr. Scott has shared in his lectures on Art & Spirituality, the artist is able to offer an experience of God through the visual world. All of the senses are stimulated in a way that invites an opening to the Holy Spirit.

At St. Bridget, we bring artists into our community, inviting God to speak to us in new ways.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday & Sunday, Oct 29 & 30, after all Masses: MEET & GREET
Meet the Artist and register for events!

Wednesday, Nov 2, 6:00pm-7:30pm: ADULT & PARENT CATECHESIS NIGHT
“What Makes a Holy Family?” Each family represented will create a small collage that we will put together into one large piece. This community art piece will show how the Holy Family, as a mirror of the Trinity, inspires our families to be “whole”.

Friday. Nov 4, 9:00am-3:00pm: ADULT SPIRITUALITY RETREAT
“Wisdom at the Center: Engaging the Hebrew Scriptures to explore Holy Wisdom’s Presence in Our Lives" We will contemplate the attributes and action of Holy Wisdom, and inspired by our meditation, we will create an “art-prayer” of Holy Wisdom’s presence in the core and circle of our lives. Cost $70 includes materials.

Sunday, Nov 6, 12:30pm-2:00pm: TEEN ART EXPERIENCE
Inspired by artwork that puts the Holy Family in contemporary settings, we will create collages of the Holy Family to see them in a way that helps us to see Christ in others and to have a deeper connection with their lives.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 9:00am-12:00pm &
Thursday Nov. 10th, 6:00pm-9:00pm: ADULT SPIRITUALITY WORKSHOP

“Drawing Deeper:  Doing Art as a Meditation”  We will use drawing an object from nature as a beautiful way to quiet the spirit and come to a more contemplative state. The emphasis is on being open and aware rather than getting the drawing “right”! No drawing experience necessary. Cost $30 includes materials.

Wednesday, Nov 9 6:00pm-7:30pm: CHILDREN’S FORMATION ART EXPERIENCE  Using the Holy Family as a focus, we will do an activity creating Nativity Scenes in which our own families will be our subject and inspiration.

Friday, Nov 11, 6:30pm-8:30pm: CLOSING RECEPTION - ART SHOW & SALE
Experiencing God in Relationship by Vicki Shuck at the Spirituality Center

Saturday, Nov 12, 9:00am-1:00pm: ADULT SPIRITUALITY RETREAT
"Jesus - The Human Face of God” An exploration of Visio-Divina, a type of prayer utilizing meditation, scripture, and the visual arts.
Facilitators: Spencer Stopa and Vicki Shuck.
Cost $35 includes book and supplies.

Have questions or need more information?
Contact Diane Saunders at flo678@gmail.com.

Earlier Event: October 26
Sacramental Prep Required Parent Night
Later Event: October 29
Fall Festival