Spirit Center – Programs

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  • Single Occupancy – $600.00

Thanks to the generosity of our friends and donors, we have scholarship funds available. If you are interested in a retreat and would like scholarship assistance, please call 208-962-2000.

Date & Time Details: Monday, Feb. 21 to Friday, Feb. 25, 2022
Check-in 1:30 - 2:30 pm on Monday.
The first session begins at 3:00 pm.
The final session will conclude before 11:30 am.
Depart at 1:00 pm after midday dinner.

Location: Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude

Address: 465 Keuterville Rd. Cottonwood, ID 83522

Marilyn Uhlenkott

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The Sacred Art of Traditional Iconography

With Fr. Damian Higgins

February 21 - 25, 2022

Iconography refers to the Christian tradition of sacred art within worship and the prayerful, mystical life.

“Whether we know it or not, we’re an iconographic people,” Father Damian Higgins says. “We’re surrounded by images we respond to, but mostly they advertise. They direct us toward a product. Holy icons direct us not toward themselves, but toward the divine.”

Fr. Damian Higgins is an iconographer whose works are featured around the world. Don’t miss this encounter with sacred Christian art using traditional egg tempera.

Materials provided; no experience is necessary.


Fr. Damian Higgins
Fr. Damian Higgins has been painting icons for his monastery and for churches and homes around the world for nearly 30 years. He began teaching the process at the request of those who felt drawn to the depth and beauty of the art form and wanted to understand more about its spirituality and theology. When Fr. Damian came to Holy Transfiguration Monastery in 1988, he sought to enter into the wonderful rhythm of monastic life he had experienced at Mt. Tabor. As with any novice or someone being initiated into a new way of life, he came with preconceived notions and…
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