Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate


Icon Workshop

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Date(s) - 24/02/2023 - 26/02/2023
All Day

Wistaston Hall


There is an increasing interest in the immense spiritual potential of art in our society as symbols and images unite people and enhance spiritual connectedness and communication.

In the Catholic Church, as in major Christian denominations, the tradition of icons is undergoing a revival as it promotes a contemplative approach to prayer and spiritual experience.

This retreat will offer reflections that inform, inspire and invite interested ‘seekers’ and faithful on a journey through the image and beauty of the icon. Besides providing biblical and historical insights on the development of the icon, the retreat will guide the participants through the processes of writing, meditating, and venerating an icon.

Sebeesh Jacob CMI is an Indian Carmelite Priest and a researcher in Christian art at KU Leuven, Belgium. His studies and reflections on Christian iconography advance an aesthetic outlook on religious spirituality and worship. He is also actively engaged in writing icons for private and public veneration at various churches in India, Belgium, and England.

“Great retreat input – stimulating and thought provoking, directing us to quiet, prayer and contemplation.”

Suggested donation – £165.00

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