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In the spirit of the ancient Celts, who lit bonfires to honor the space between earth and heaven, we will gather at Mercy by the Sea to honor our relationship with nature and to give thanks for the light of the Sun and of Christ, with which we have been blessed.
Spiritual director, retired minister and author, Rose Amodeo Petronella describes what a mandala is and how drawing them and her feelings over time became a prayer practice, offering insights and leading to inner changes.