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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

11/23: Praying with the Arts Retreat w/ Rev. Louise Holert


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11/23: Praying with the Arts Retreat w/ Rev. Louise Holert

  • St. Mary-on-the-Lake 1655-1663 Killarney Way Bellevue, WA (map)

The focus will be on the humility of Mary, the praise of Zechariah, and the worship of the Magi using relevant Scripture texts in tandem with art masterpieces of Dieric Bouts, Murillo, and Velazquez. 

We will dialogue with the art and Scripture, considering their meaning for us today, with the goal of deepening our personal prayer and praise. Poetry and sacred music will also be our companions in prayer. 

The rising sun has come to us from heaven... to guide our feet into the path of peace. 

(Luke 1:78-79)

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Retreat Facilitator

Rev. M. Louise Holert has served as a special term missionary teacher, Christian education director, associate pastor and also as the associate director of a ministry to international students. She has graduate degrees in Christian Education, Theology, and Missiology, along with a certificate in Spiritual Formation. Louise has led a number of “Praying with the Arts” retreats over the past several years. Her passion is helping others nurture intimacy with God through the arts.



  The Adoration of the Magi  , by Velazquez

 The Adoration of the Magi , by Velazquez