Awakening the Creative Spirit

October 30 – November 4, 2022

with Betsey Beckman and Kayce Stevens Hughlett

St. Andrew’s House on the Hood Canal in WA

Do you long to shake out your stuffiness? Give sound to sadness? Sing into silliness? Dance depression? Drum your desires? Paint new possibilities? Write dreams into poetry? Re-member the resonant story?  Define your own sacred yes?

This five-day experiential retreat is designed for those who are ready to explore the arts for yourself, for your work with others, for the world.

We are pleased to announce that for the first time ever, we have established a small scholarship fund for this program! Only three spots remain.  Deadline for scholarship registration is July 15, 2022.

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