As part of our adult formation efforts St. John of the Cross Parish sponsors a number of programs at The Well Spirituality Center located at 1515 West Ogden Avenue in LaGrange Park. Our sponsorship helps The Well bring many inspiring speakers to our area and allows for our parishioners to attend special programs free of charge. Mark your calendar to attend the next program sponsored by our parish. Register by calling the parish center office at 708-246-4404.
What’s So Sacred About Our Universe?
Saturday Feb 1
What is the Universe Story and why is it important at this time? This introductory class will awaken you to awe and wonder and provide insight into the God of the Universe, the God “within,” the God who is closer to us than we might dare to imagine. The story of creation will come alive and bring new theological and ecological understanding and meaning to your life.
Facilitator: Bridget Sperduto
Art as a Contemplative Practice
Thursday Feb 6
This experiential workshop explores the use of art as a spiritual practice. Using a variety of mediums, we will experience how art can be used as meditation—connecting our minds, bodies and Spirit—allowing our souls to speak as we are drawn deeper into the Core of our True Self. Includes all materials.
Facilitator: Rachelle Barmann
Rachelle Barmann is a Counselor and Art Therapist, adept at applying visual arts, music, journaling and movement in the healing process, incorporating mindfulness, nature and spirituality when needed.
Moving through the Energy of Grief
Monday March 2
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Grief is a powerful emotion that can leave one bereft. Understanding how we connect with ourselves and others energetically and finding techniques for healing can be helpful. Grief is a response to many life situations (from everyday stress to the end-of-life transition) that bring us to seek healing and wholeness and create a desire for spiritual and personal growth. Come and join us for a day of education and the experience of being with ourselves and our grief from an energy perspective. This offering is an expansion of the shorter session JoAnne led here at The Well last March. Includes lunch.
Facilitator: JoAnne Scullin
JoAnne Scullin received her certification as a Healing Touch Practitioner in 2004. She has over 20 years of experience as a chemical dependency professional and deeply honors the Twelve Steps as a spiritual path.