Last week a small group of Sisters participated in a contemplative retreat. The retreatants integrated elements of the Universe Story with their Dominican stories and the personal experiences they brought to the retreat.

Sister Anita guided the Sacred Heart Convent retreatants in the basics of creating a simple woven cloth—weaving the threads of life experiences into a tapestry that celebrates and gives thanks for each retreatant’s story. They learned from demonstrations and found a peaceful place to practice the techniques. At the end of the week they were able to connect with themselves on a deeper level. Communal prayer and contemplative time made the experience especially fulfilling and gratifying; they wove themselves into God’s tapestry.

Video: Moments from Weaving Your Story, An Integrative Retreat Experience directed by Sister Anita Cleary, OP on July 16-22, 2017.