Women’s Day 2013: Women of Beauty

Glass Roses by Margaret Lois Jansen, www.smallsmallacts.com

Glass Roses by Margaret Lois Jansen, http://www.smallsmallacts.com

The Navajo blessing, “May you walk in beauty,” captures the essence of the spiritual journey we are all experiencing as we move toward becoming all that we are called to be.  Beauty is the lens through which we understand the world, ourselves, and God.  Beauty can be another name for God, as St. Augustine so prayerfully says, “Late have I loved you, O Beauty, so ancient and so new.”  The presentations will focus on our vocation to imitate God in action by recognizing and bringing forth beauty in our lives, in the world around us, in many, sometimes surprising ways.

On Saturday, March 9th, we will be holding our annual Women’s Day Conference on this theme of Beauty.  $45 includes a delicious lunch, an inspiring keynote presentation by Sister Norma Rocklage, OSF, and breakout sessions offered by Sister Patty Campbell, OSF, dietician Kathy Cooley, and artist Lois Jansen.  This is one of our most beautiful days of the year!  RSVP to center@oldenburgosf.com or 812-933-6437.  Multigenerational participation is encouraged!  Invite your best friend, mom, daughter, granddaughter…! 

Sessions will include:

Keynote:  S. Norma Rocklage, OSF, will show how we can find beauty inside ourselves and in the world and peopel around us.  Using poetry, stories, and images, S. Norma will help us become more Beauty Conscious — God Conscious — in our ordinary lives.

S. Patty Campbell, OSF, will share the beauty of self-discovery through the process of creating mandala art.  Participants will create mandalas!

Kathy Cooley is a dietitian at Margaret Mary Hospital.  She will share how our food choices have a far reaching effect on our health and beauty!

Lois Jansen is an artist at http://www.smallsmallacts.com.  Through photography she will engage our visual sense and help us see to the heart of our spiritual journey through the beauty we attend to within & without!

RSVPs must be received by Tuesday, March 5th!  Reserve your spot soon!


Oldenburg Franciscan Center

center@oldenburgosf.com / 812-933-6437

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