Calendar of Events

    • 22 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Gray Center 1530 Way Road, Canton, Mississippi


    Imagine having a source in your congregation life for sharing celebrations and dedications, for walking together in ritual and ceremony, space for personal centering and meditation, blessing and gratitude. A place where all are welcome.

    The labyrinth is an ancient pattern offering a space and time for individuals and groups to experience a way of centering and reflection. In the workshop, we will hear a brief story of the labyrinth's history, then  move into the day's experiences on the labyrinth. In a world where it is too easy to forget the power of living in blessing, too easy to fill the spaces with business, the labyrinth invites us to take time to remember, to let go. We will conclude the day with a labyrinth walk.

    This workshop serves as a qualifying workshop for the two-day Veriditas Facilitator training, an intensive training time for those who want further in-depth experience and knowledge.

    For more information, or to register for this event, please click here.

    For more information about the Liturgical Arts Conference this event is part of, please click here.

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert

    Veriditas, Master Teacher

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert has been working as a Master Teacher with the Veriditas Worldwide Labyrinth Organization since 2008, offering labyrinth workshops in awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual formation. Her Master Teacher responsibilities include training new facilitators and renewal training for those trained in past years. She works with organizations to establish labyrinth communities, to hear the hopes of a setting and translate that into an ongoing vision. In her workshops and training she holds the space for participants to discover and develop their own gifts and skills, and to build community.

    As a part of the Veriditas faculty, Kay has been a member of the Veriditas Council, Southeastern USA regional representative, and a musician. When she left her local church ministry Kay created "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit", as a conduit to work with an increasingly larger circle of community. Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, minister, teacher and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life, to find language for their setting. Kay's work helps others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events.

    As a pastor, Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church, a local ecumenical partnership in England, and an interim ministry with the Presbyterian Church USA. Before that she worked as a music educator/church musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, incorporating her music into her events. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS, connected with her own journey.

    Kay has serves as relief musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey in Iona Scotland, and is a past associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based there. Building her interest in helping others discover the wealth of meaning for today's world in the ancient Celtic spiritual story, she is a guest presenter and retreat leader, leads pilgrimages to Iona and other sites, has assisted in Chartress pilgrimages. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Ions, Taize and global music.

    Kay believes the ancient archetype of the labyrinth serves as a strong source of possibility for today's world, in meditation, reconciliation, peace-making, for young and old, for cross-cultures, creativity and healing, for community and personal use. Through her experience in a variety of settings, she honors the non-verbal expression of meaning as felt in the labyrinth, through sound and silence, movement and stillness.

    Kay holds a BS from Mississippi State University, MA from University of South Florida, EdD from University of Alabama and MDIV from Chandler School of Theology. Her published works include a set of her musical compositions - Songs for the Journey, with texts by Reverend Joe Elmore and artwork by Dan Roundtree; a piano CD by Karen Krekeberg - The Joy of Two; along with other miscellaneous creations. Her book Seasons of Change is a memoir of her Jubilee year's tradition into pastoral ministry while living in the Midlands of England. She is a contributor to the recently published book Sacred Habits: the Rise of the Creative Clergy, Chad R. Abbott, Editor.

    "I encourage anyone interested in becoming a labyrinth facilitator to add this to their calendat! I met Kay Mutert on a spiritual pilgrimage to Iona, Scotland several years ago. She is a wonderful teacher, musician, minister and labyrinth facilitator...and I might add 'friend'!"

    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Gray Center 1530 Way Road, Canton, Mississippi
    • 33
    Register

    The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way.The training addresses meditative walking in a variety of settings, with a variety of different populations. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.

    Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practice throughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered. 

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

    • Want to deepen your own labyrinth practice?
    • Want the tools and guidance that will enable you to bring the labyrinth to your community?
    • Want to connect with a supportive community of Labyrinth Facilitators around the world?
    • Find yourself heading up a labyrinth program at your church, school, hospital, college etc. and need broad training and/or specific answers?
    • Considering offering labyrinth walking as part of your healing, counseling, yoga or  coaching business and are curious about the business considerations involved?
    • Love the labyrinth and want to offer workshops of your own? Consider completing Facilitator Training on the path to becoming Certified, Advance Trained and Accredited. Our Veriditas Accredited Presenters are now offering some of our qualifying workshops.

    We encourage you to join us!

    Prior attendance at a Veriditas Qualifying Workshop is required. The workshop led by Kay Mutert immediately preceding this training serves as a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Interested in having Kay Mutert lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.

    Payment plans are available - call the office: 707-283-0373 for details.


    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register


    Labyrinth walks with gay men offer a unique invitation to risk taking a journey into their authentic selves and gifts within a supportive community of like-minded men. This webinar will introduce a process for creating and facilitating labyrinth walks with gay men. In addition, it will describe three possible formats for facilitating such walks as well as explore some of the opportunities and challenges of offering labyrinth walks to gay men as well as the wider LGBTQ community.  Participants will also learn about how these walks have begun to sow seeds of connection and community among the men who have participated in them.

    Frank Faine

    Frank Faine is a spiritual director, Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator and retreat leader and poet living in Orlando, FL. He brings a rich and diverse background to his work in companioning, healing and teaching to all persons on as they journey to discover a life affirming spiritual path.  He has served as pastor for two United Church of Congregations in Florida; as a chaplain in a variety of healthcare settings with an emphasis on coping with the spiritual/emotional challenges chronic illness, death and dying; and as a psychotherapist specializing in holistic approaches to integrating mind, body and spirit. He holds a Master of Divinity from Bexley-Seabury Seminary; an EdS in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida and Masters in Speech-Communication from the University of South Florida. He is also a musician and a poet.  Long active with the Bach Festival Choir in Winter Park, FL he’s currently at Rollins College pursuing a degree in music. As a poet he’s currently working on completing a poetic memoir Fierce Tenderness: A Gay Man’s Journey into the Ancestral, Authentic Self.

    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    Register


    In these times of division and difficulty, it is important to  tend to our belonging.  In our annual gathering of the Women's Dream Quest community, we have the opportunity to stand in the circle, share our sacred feminine values and reap the benefits of belonging.  Please join us in early autumn just as we turn to the inward time of year to celebrate the circles of our belonging.  



    • 28 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 33
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    Veriditas and St. John's are partnering to offer community labyrinth walks.  Come as you are to share in the experience of a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart and reduces stress.  First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome. 

    We’re delighted to offer three Labyrinth Walks:

    Sunday, October 28:  Walking the Path Together
    Sunday, November 25:  A Path of Gratitude
    Sunday, December 30:  Release and Renew

    Time:   5:00-6:30 pm
    RSVP Requested. Donations gratefully accepted.

    Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.
    Facilitated by Brighid FitzGibbon.


    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PST)
    • Mary and Joseph Retreat Center 5300 Crest Rd Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274


    As you journey these days through a cacophony of news, rapidly changing cycles of information and pulls on your time, let yourself take a pause. Spend a day learning to deepen your sense of living in the present moment using the labyrinth as a tool. The practice of presence helps one stay mindful of that which is right in front of you. Take a day to listen to your inner ear, practice feeling your way through instead of simply reacting to the events of your life, quiet your minds and walk; noticing, being and attending to where you are in the present moment.

    Fee $50 Earlybird before November 2, 2018, then $55
    To register, please contact Marlene Velazquez, Hospitality Coordinator
    mvelazquez@maryjoseph.org
    310-377-8597


    Maggie Perrone, executive director of GenuineJourneys, has over 30 years experience teaching and healing those in difficult emotional, spiritual and physical situations. Along with being a mother of three and an emergency room nurse for most of the last twenty years in a university trauma center, a community hospital in Southern California, and experience practicing in a research oncology clinic as a chemotherapy infusion nurse, she has walked with people in some of life’s most critical moments.

    She is director of a theology program and head of the labyrinth ministry at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church. She has taught theology and led many contemplative prayer retreats.  She has presented on a variety of topics to health care providers, people in ministry, support groups, women’s, and church and youth groups of all faith traditions.  In these workshops, Maggie has shared her unique ability to aid those present in a journey to hearing their own inner voice by teaching and using many differing spiritual tools including the labyrinth.
     
    She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry from St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, California.  Her concentration during her time of study included theology, philosophy and inner spirituality.

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM (MST)
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM (MST)
    • 2KatStudios, 3251 S. Burro Street, Prescott, AZ 86305

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop.

    The labyrinth can be a place to open up to the creative muse. Walking the labyrinth enables our right brain which is the creative, intuitive side of our brain, to open, explore and connect to the imagination, as the left part of the brain focuses on following the labyrinth path.

    In this two-day workshop, we will explore walking the labyrinth to deepen our creativity, and integrate and deepen our experience of the spiral path through a number of creative practices which will include making labyrinth intention boxes, a set of spirit stones, and making SoulCollage® cards which incorporate labyrinthine energy.

    Workshop fee: $225.00

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    More information and Registration, click here.


    • 25 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36
    Register


    Veriditas and St. John's are partnering to offer community labyrinth walks.  Come as you are to share in the experience of a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart and reduces stress.  First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome. 

    We’re delighted to offer two more Labyrinth Walks:

    Sunday, November 25:  A Path of Gratitude
    Sunday, December 30:  Release and Renew

    Time:   5:00-6:30 pm
    RSVP Requested. Donations gratefully accepted.

    Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.
    Facilitated by Brighid FitzGibbon.


    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center (IONS), 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 18
    Register


    Walking the Labyrinth orders chaos, both in the inner world as well as the outer. It quiets the mind and once it is quiet, we have choices over how we direct our thoughts. We can choose to reflect deeply, we can focus it on prayer, and we can look at the uncertainty we feel about our personal circumstances or the challenge of the times we live in. We will work to strengthen our commitments, deepen our reflective nature and gain perspective on where we are ‘on the Path".

    Join Lauren Artress to learn about the labyrinth and how to apply walking it to our lives.


    Bios:

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress is author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice, The Sand Labyrinth Kit and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York). She serves as a Canon at Grace Cathedral and is Founder of Veriditas a non-profit dedicated to introduce people the healing, meditative powers of the labyrinth. She travels worldwide offering workshops and lectures on the labyrinth including a twice a year program in Chartres, France. In addition to being an Episcopal priest, she is a spiritual director and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California.

    Limited Accommodation is now available on campus for this event. Please click here to reserve your room.

    • 02 Dec 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • 03 Dec 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA
    • 17
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    "The labyrinth is a spiritual tool that has many applications in various settings. 
    It reduces stress, quiets the mind and opens the heart. It is a walking meditation, a path of prayer, and a blue-print where psyche meets Spirit." 

    -- The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way.The training addresses meditative walking in a variety of settings, with a variety of different populations. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.

    Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practice throughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

    • Want to deepen your own labyrinth practice?
    • Want the tools and guidance that will enable you to bring the labyrinth to your community?
    • Want to connect with a supportive community of Labyrinth Facilitators around the world?
    • Find yourself heading up a labyrinth program at your church, school, hospital, college etc. and need broad training and/or specific answers?
    • Considering offering labyrinth walking as part of your healing, counseling, yoga or  coaching business and are curious about the business considerations involved?
    • Love the labyrinth and want to offer workshops of your own? Consider completing Facilitator Training on the path to becoming Certified, Advance Trained and Accredited. Our Veriditas Accredited Presenters are now offering some of our qualifying workshops.

    We encourage you to join us! 

    To read more about Facilitator Training, what topics are covered, our Facilitator Network and more, please click here.

    Interested in having Lauren Artress lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.

    To book your accommodation, please click here.
    • 30 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36
    Register


    Veriditas and St. John's are partnering to offer community labyrinth walks.  Come as you are to share in the experience of a walking meditation that quiets the mind, opens the heart and reduces stress.  First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome. 

    Join us for this last Labyrinth Walk for 2018.

    Time:   5:00-6:30 pm
    RSVP Requested. Donations gratefully accepted.

    Live musical accompaniment by Robin O'Brien.
    Facilitated by Brighid FitzGibbon.


    • 18 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Catherine Anderson Studio, 9801 Providence Forest Lane, Charlotte, NC 28270

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop