Center for Spiritual Care

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Mark Kirby "Southern Exposure" Exhibit Opening

Friday, May 4th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

New works by Mark Kirby will be featured during May at the Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach. The exhibition, which opens with a 5 p.m. artist’s reception Friday, May 4, will run through Thursday, May 31.  The Center is located at 1550 24th St., two blocks north of Vero’s Main Library.

Kirby’s show, titled “Southern Exposure,” will focus on his abstracts and collages based on his Florida and other experiences in the American South.

Much of his work is rooted in his encounters with nature.  Among his most memorable pictures is a series recalling Blue Cypress Lake, the largest lake on the Treasure Coast and the source of the St. John’s River. The lake’s name is taken from the blue appearance of its surrounding cypress trees as the rays of the morning sun reflect off the water.

Several paintings from this series are among the major works on view, according to Center Director Carol Ludwig.  “Mark’s exceptional color sensitivity and subtlety set his paintings apart,” she says.

Kirby has recently won awards for his work at Art By the Sea and the Backus Museum.



Transcendental Meditation Presentation with Nancy and Sue Dudley

Friday, May 18th from 7:00-8:00

The most effective meditation technique is also the easiest to learn and most enjoyable to practice.  Widely studied at medical schools and research institutes, benfits of TM include eliminating stress and anxiety and developing creativity, focus and memory.  

Donations are appreciated.




Counterpose Restorative Yoga with Angie Messner

Fridays, April 27, May 25 and June 22 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

The class will consist of several supported, resting poses which are held for 5-10 minutes each while focusing on slow breathing.  The sessions are adapted for all levels, especially first-timers and beginners.
Please wear comfortable clothes.  If you have them, bring a yoga/exercise mat or beach towel, yoga blocks, a belt, a blanket, and pillow.  It is best not to eat a couple of hours before class, but be sure to drink water before and after.
There are a limited number of spaces for this class.  Please contact Angie Messner at 419-651-5401 or lamessn@gmail if you plan to attend.  Requested donation is $5.00.



Living a Grateful Life - A retreat day for people in 12 Step Programs

Saturday, June 16th, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We often hear of the importance of living a grateful life.  Gratefulness can be an entry into improving our conscious contact with God.  This day will focus on simple ways to have a practice of gratefulness.  Come and enjoy the company of other people who are interested in improving their conscious contact with God.

Sister Cathy Cahill, a Franciscan Sister of Allegany, is an experienced retreat leader.  For over 25 years she has led retreats for people in AA and other 12 Step Programs at the Franciscan Center in Tampa and at retreat houses across the country.  Her down-to-earth spirituality, her sense of humor, and her willingness to share her own experience, strength and hope make her a welcome presence at retreats.

A $45.00 donation includes lunch, snacks and beverages.  Because space is limited, please register on or before June 2, 2018.  Make checks payable to The Center for Spiritual Care (1550 24th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960) or register below.




Seventeenth Annual Icon Workshop with Fr. Richard Cannuli, OSA

The Week of June 25-30, 2018   9:30–4:30 p.m.

During our six-day workshop students will create an icon using ancient techniques and natural materials rich with symbolic meaning: wood panels   prepared with gesso, finely ground clay, 23-karat Italian gold leaf, and mineral pigments in an emulsion made from egg yolk.  Previous artistic experience is not required, since icon painting is as much a contemplative form of prayer as an artistic discipline.  Each student will complete an icon under Father Richard's guidance and instruction.  Veterans will paint Saint Francis, beginners will paint Archangel Michael.  All materials will be provided.

Augustinian Friar Richard: Villanova University’s Art Gallery director, a professor of studio art, a well-known water-colorist, liturgical design consultant, and has designed and constructed hand-sewn religious vestments, furnishings and accessories for churches worldwide.   His 2012 icon exhibit tour of Italy, the Czech Republic and Poland led to a gift of one of his icons to Pope Francis I.

Dates:             Monday, June 25 thru Saturday, June 30 from 9:30 am–4:30 pm

Tuition:          $600  (A $300.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place by May 1, 2018.)

Place:             The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960


 Make checks payable to The Center for Spiritual Care and mail to 1550 24th Street, Vero Beach, FL  32960 or register below.

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