Birthing the Holy Advent Retreat

November 28 – December 24, 2022

Presented withAbbey of the Arts

Join us in celebrating Mary and the sacred feminine during the season of Advent and holy birthing. This retreat is a companion to Christine’s book Birthing the Holy: Wisdom from Mary to Nurture Creativity and Renewal.. In her book, Christine explores 31 of Mary’s names and titles as poetic and mythic ways of entering into the gifts she offers to us and invites us to consider within ourselves.

October 2022 – May 2023

Calling all angels – let’s dance, play and pray!

SpiritPlay has become a staple of Seattle’s InterPlay offerings! Now in our 22nd year, we have developed a wonderful community of faith and foolishness. This monthly series is for those grounded in Christianity who long for the spontaneity of InterPlay to help us navigate these crazy times! We’ll be diving into the lectionary, exploring sacred stories, dancing through the cycle of seasons, loosening our tongues, singing our souls, and improvising in prayer. After 2.5 years on Zoom … we are returning to our live meetings, for our sanity & sanctity – whee! 

Kevin of Glendalough and Love for Creation

Saturday, June 3, 2023

9am-12pm Pacific

presented with Abbey of the Arts.

Join us via Zoom on June 3rd, St. Kevin’s feast day, for an online retreat where we will explore and celebrate the profound kinship, grace, and wisdom available to us from an Earth-cherishing perspective. We will honor the path of Love and how it leads us into intimacy with birds and beasts, sea and stones, forest and flowers. Through teaching, meditation, writing explorations, movement practice, and large and small group sharing we will open our hearts to the mystical wisdom St. Kevin has for our lives today.

Shrines of Spain Pilgrimage

June 12 – 23, 2023

Visits to: Madrid, Avila, Salamanca, Burgos, Loyola, Pamplona, Xavier, Montserrat, Manresa, Barcelona

I am pleased to join Fr. Michael Sparough, Fr. James Strzok, SJ, and Erin Maiorca on a journey to sacred sites in Spain commemorating 500th Anniversary of the Conversion of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Fr. Michael, Fr. Jim and Erin from the Bellarmine staff will lead us in exploring the wisdom of St. Ignatius. I will enhance our prayer through the gifts of dance and storytelling.


  • “During the workshop, Betsey told the story of the Creation using her whole body. When she got to the part about God blowing the breath of life into humanity, she used her whole body to blow the ‘breath of life’ into us. A radically new awareness broke through for me in that moment: I began …

    Sharie Bowman