Fresco Wall Painting

An Introduction to Centering Prayer

Prodigal Son, Prodigal God, Prodigal Us: Finding A Way Home


Saint Michaelmas

Mondaye Abbey, Juaye-Mondaye, France

St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, WI

St. Michael"s Abbey, Orange County, CA

St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, WI



The objective is to acquire knowledge of the terms and specific technique of frescoing.

This course is open to the general public and it is not essential to have artistic experience.

Georges Farias is an Orthodox iconographer and fresco artist and his workshop is unique in Normandy, where he has been based for several years, near Bayeux.

You can see and admire his work on his website The Saint John the Theologian icon and fresco workshop, where you will find all the useful information about the internship.

Summer 2023 session : From Monday September 18 (9 a.m.) to Friday September 22 (3 p.m.)

Classes start Monday morning at 9:00 a.m.

For those staying in a hotel, the accommodation costs take into account an arrival on Sunday September 17 afternoon and a departure on Saturday September 23 morning.

Teaching fees : €380

*Duration of the course: 5 days (6 hours per day)

An Introduction to Centering Prayer

Led by Kathie Tilot

Centering Prayer is a method of prayer that goes beyond thoughts, words, and emotions to simply resting in God in the silence. Explore the practice of Centering Prayer and experience it for yourself. Cost: $35 (includes presentations and lunch). Registration required by September 6.

The parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) has been among the most powerful and beloved of Jesus’ teachings for centuries. This retreat will be ‘journey’ through the parable, leading participants to consider our own ‘prodigal ways’ in the light of God’s ‘prodigal’ and transforming love, mercy and healing, by which we may find our way home to the Father’s house and heart. Retreat starts at 4 p.m. on Sept. 22. Cost: $325 (includes meals, retreat room with private bathroom, and retreat presentations)

Retreat Director: Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem.