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Spirituality and Art

December 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - December 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

If the event is listed as sold out please call us at 661-944-2178 for real time availability and waiting list. Office hours are from 8:30am – 5:00pm (closed for mass & lunch *11:45a.m- 1:30pm)

Please note: Until further notice, proof of COVID-19 vaccinations is required for any “in-house” retreat stays. In order to accommodate those who choose to opt-out, we are doing our best to continue offering various retreats online via ZOOM. Your support during this time is greatly appreciated. May God bless you all. For any questions or more information please call our retreat office at 661-944-2178 or email retreats@valyermo.com



Friday, December 17, 2021- Sunday, December 19, 2021 

This workshop is an introductory investigation of how one discovers a theology or spirituality in a work of art. Some basic tools for interpretation will be offered. How the arts explore and express theological meaning both implicitly and explicitly? What does a deeper appreciation of art in all its form offer to a fallen world? How does art indicate the presence of an incarnate redeemer? How can an experience of art deepen one’s own personal spirituality and theology? Every creation has an ability to build up or to tear down the dimensions of God in our lives, thus it is important to understand how we are influenced in our interior lives by what we allow, or do not allow, to nourish us. The participant is encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet to the retreat for better viewing of various art works. 

Fr. Aelred Niespolo, OSB has been a monk of Valymero since 2001 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2005.  Having completed the Master of Theology program at Oxford University, he teaches at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo.  He is editor of the Valyermo Chronicle and has served as Director of Oblates.


December 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
December 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm


Saint Andrew’s Abbey
31001 N. Valyermo Road
Valyermo, CA 93563 United States
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