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A new journey begins as I reach out to you. I look forward to coming to communities in which I can find a space, a place to witness to the Word with words for a month or more. These are the kinds of activities I can facilitate:
"Embroidered Memories" is a video in which I trace two threads of my life as an artist and as a soul on a spiritual journey. Brother David Steindl-Rast says we need to THANK God for whatever happens in our lives. Death? Divorce? Abandonment? As the basis for a one-day retreat this can be an important healing process for old emotional or spiritual wounds.
Stories From what you know of my life, choose a topic or a journey you would like to know more about, for example: "A Tale of Two Cities - Assisi and Avila", "Pentecost in Rio de Janeiro", "Two Visits to Hiroshima". A three-hour session with time for questions.
"Other Ways to Pray" was a six week Lenten series at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church originally conducted in Grand Junction, CO with titles including "Praying the Red Lights," "Praying Your Address Book," etc. The intent of this series is to create a deeper awareness of the moments we have for prayer in our busy daily life.
My proposed compensation would be room, board, transportation, and a modest stipend for this time. Additional information about my professional accomplishments (such as the Ribbon) and personal interests can be found on my web site: www.justinemerritt.net. Certainly, if you wish to have a formal personal history and portfolio, I would be delighted to send on such details.