This weekend will be a time to bring your “box” of brokenness to the great Mender of our souls.
As a child, I would bring a box of broken toys to my dad or grandpa to fix. And my favorite clothing to my mom to mend. You may have the same kind of memories. Just like when we were children seeking mother/father to help us mend our torn and broken items, the Divine Mender, both Mother/Father, wants to fix and mend our brokenness, our wounds and our torn hearts, and lead us home.
Join us for a weekend of “mending” as we use different art mediums and activities to come to the Great Mender of our souls with our boxes of brokenness. St. Francis of Assisi said, “We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.”
This retreat includes guided scripture readings, art meditations, and silence. You do not need any previous art experience to come and connect with the Divine Mender of your soul and have fun in doing so. This will be a time of refreshment, connection and homecoming.
This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted. There will be periods of discussion and dialogue when prompted by the retreat director.
Patti Hunter, MACM, has a passion for studying and teaching the bible and inspiring others on their spiritual journey. She teaches with zeal and compassion from her own experiences, mistakes, joys, griefs, and fears, and speaks with a vulnerability, connection, and realness to any audience. Patti has spoken to groups in Savannah, Athens, and Atlanta, GA. She has been keynote speaker in Raleigh, NC; Durban, South Africa; and Kingston, Jamaica. Patti is founder and director of Farmstead on the River, a private retreat farm along the Etowah River in Canton, Georgia. On the farm, she guides silent and contemplative art retreats focusing on spiritual formation and connection. Patti holds BS and MA Degrees in Industrial Technology Education from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) degree from McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta. She lives in Johns Creek, Georgia on a small farm with her husband, Alex. They have three grown children and two granddaughters.