Artist and teacher Toni Vilardi will show us the beauty of the fundamental patterns and structures that God uses throughout the universe. We’ll apply those patterns to our own art during this fun day of creativity, reflection and mindfulness. No art experience is needed to learn and grow during this wonderful presentation at Ignatius House. Art supplies are included. Just bring your willingness to encounter God here—and everywhere.
Check-in begins at 8:30 am, when a light breakfast is available. Program begins in the Chapel promptly at 9am. Lunch will be served in the dining room mid-day. The day concludes with Mass at 2:30pm.
This is a silent day of reflection. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the day, including at lunch, unless otherwise noted. There will be periods of discussion and dialogue as and when shared by the retreat director.
Toni Vilardi, MTS loves creating art that interprets the beauty of nature using watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, and ink. She taught World Religions for 19 years at Blessed Trinity Catholic H.S. in Roswell and recently retired in June 2021 from 38 years of teaching. She received her Bachelor’s in Education from Kent State University and her Master of Theological Studies from Spring Hill College. She is an active member of Transfiguration Catholic Church and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and teaches a prayer class in the archdiocesan diaconate formation program. Toni is looking forward to guiding you toward an appreciation of the interconnectedness in all of creation and the diverse ways people approach the divine mystery.