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Art and Prayer: Collage and Visio Divina for Women

  • Oblate School of Theology 285 Oblate Drive San Antonio, TX 78216 United States (map)

Art and Prayer: Collage and Visio Divina for Women

8-week class, Thursdays, 1:00PM – 3:00PM

MARIAN MISSION HALL, Oblate School of Theology,

285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX


During times of life transition and spiritual transformation, we may seek opportunities to pause and nourish our souls. This 8-week, experiential, ecumenical women’s retreat offers various forms of collage to put our inner process on paper. Through Visio Divina or divine seeing, we will have opportunities to see the movement and pattern of the Holy Spirit through this season of our lives. No artistic experience required; all creative materials provided. Each week, Tina Karagulian offers a heart space of music, creativity, and reflection. As part of the class, we will explore excerpts from The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo, which you may wish to check out from your library system or purchase separately. Limited number of slots available. Register here:

Class Dates

All classes will take place on Thursday afternoons, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in Marian Mission Hall.

Week 1 September 12, 2019

Week 2 September 19, 2019

Week 3 September 26, 2019

Week 4 October 3, 2019

Week 5 October 10, 2019

Week 6 October 17, 2019

Week 7 October 24, 2019

Week 8 October 31, 2019


Tina Karagulian is an artist, poet, spiritual director, wife, and mother of one son. Throughout her life, she explored ways to integrate healing of the mind, emotions, and spirit. Currently a retired counselor, Tina received a Masters in Social Work degree from Boston University in 1992, and incorporated art collage, dream exploration, and poetry in her walk with others. A speaker and facilitator at the Summer Institute, contemplative events, and women’s retreats at Oblate School of Theology, Tina is also the author of the memoir It Is Time, books of poetry New Skin: Poetry and Prayers, and Under the Papaya Tree: A Book of Love Poems, and her prayers are included in the following anthologies: Lifting Women’s Voices: Prayers to Change the World and Sustaining Abundant Life. In 2012, Tina received her Spiritual Direction certificate from Direction Ministries, and found herself releasing her mind and life stories to enter more deeply into the sacred heart through quiet contemplation, paint on canvas, and various forms of sound healing. Tina offers space to drop into your heart and your joy through creativity, meditation, and music.