1. One Planet One Earth: Taking Care Of Our Home Together
An Earth Day 2017 Field Trip for elementary and junior high students
April 25 and April 27, 2017
All outings are generally from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Facilitators: The Well Staﬀ and volunteers
Attention teachers! Arrange to take your class on an Earth Day field trip to The Well Spirituality Center. With story, music,art, and nature walks,this hands-on field trip will invite students into the sacredness of all creation and empower them to be leaders in caring for our planet. Students should dress appropriately for the weather and bring their own zero-waste lunches. Snacks, drinks, and desserts will be provided. Space is limited, so register early.
Contact Bridget Sperduto at 708-482-5039 to reserve space for your class.
Cost: $10/student. (Chaperones attend for free and will enjoy this day as much as the kids – maybe more!)
2. Stories of Oneness
The Stories of Oneness Project gathers school-aged children and teachers from across social, racial, religious and economic boundaries. During this field trip to The Well Spirituality Center, students participate in activities that foster communion with God, one another and all of creation. Together they explore our common origin story, build new relationships and, with the inspiration of Sr. Kathy Sherman’s music, create art to be used for original learning resources for children, families and educators. Through their involvement in this project, participants are invited to recognize themselves as artists of peace, love and unity.
It is our belief that expansion of participants’ circle of inclusion and the books born of this process has the power to create systemic change, cultivate mutually enhancing relationships with Earth and all her beings, and foster a deeper relationship with God.
The Stories of Oneness Project is a collaborative effort between The Well and the Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Please be in touch with Bridget Sperduto, Executive Director, if your school is interested in participating.
3. Artists of Peace Leadership Retreat
The “Artists of Peace” multiday leadership retreat for elementary school children and their teachers offers participants a message of peace and unity and leadership opportunities to share with their school community. Participants will create artwork and language for a children’s book based on an original composition by Kathy Sherman, CSJ.
Through interaction presentations, music, art and sharing, the children spend the retreat building relationships across social, economic, and racial boundaries that usually separate them.
The Artists of Peace program is an extension of the Stories of Oneness project at The Well Spirituality Center that aims to create original learning resources utilizes the artwork of local school children to highlight the CSJ charism that “All May Be One.”
The Artists of Peace Leadership Retreat is a collaborative effort between The Well and the Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
By invitation. Please let us know if your school has an interest in attending.
CLICK HERE to download a flyer about the Artists of Peace Leadership Retreat.
Faculties, parish staffs, prayer groups, youth groups, catechists, and social groups are invited to schedule a full or half day for a customized presentation. The program can be offered at The Well Spirituality Center or in another setting. If you see something among our programs that you would like to have offered privately for your group, please call our Executive Director, Bridget Sperduto, at 708-482-5039.
Custom retreats are available upon request.
The following represent some of the topics that may be of interest to groups:
- Walking With Children in God’s Sacred Universe
- Upon This Rock I Will Build my Church
- Discovering, Tending, and Spreading the Holy Fire
- Introduction to Centering Prayer
- Body-Mind-Spirit: We Are One
- Journey Home to Ourselves
- See I Make all Things New: Living in the Body of Christ
- Our Sacred Universe: Where Science and Theology Meet
- The Feminine Soul
- Holy Darkness
- Touching into Wisdom
- Feed my Sheep
- I am in the Story You are Living
- Confirmation Retreat- Saying “Yes” to Living in Love
- Confirmation Retreat- What Do We Value?