Women gather for Spiritual Spa Day

By on November 4, 2019

On Saturday, October 19, a brisk autumn morning, 50 women of faith gathered at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church (SEAS) in Hamlin for Spiritual Spa Day 2019. The theme for the day was Compassion: One Wish For The World. Through a variety of activities, participants read, thought about, discussed, and wrote about compassion in today’s world – what it is, who needs it, and how we cultivate and teach it.

Throughout the day people personalized brightly colored paper leaves on which they wrote people, places, organizations, and others in need of compassion. By the end of the event, several hundred leaves had been tied to the tree, which will remain in the sanctuary for others to add to until Thanksgiving.

A dedicated and energetic group of women from SEAS hosted the day-long retreat and volunteered to lead each of the day’s activities.

Participants also donated 160 pounds of food and dry goods for Life Solutions Food Pantry in Hamlin and donated $150 to Willow Center for Domestic Violence.

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The theme of Spiritual Spa Day 2019 was Compassion: One Wish For The World. Fifty women discussed the dynamics of and need for compassion and created a Tree of Compassion adding leaves for their personal intentions. The tree remains ready to accept more leaves of compassion at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Hamlin until Thanksgiving.

The theme of Spiritual Spa Day 2019 was Compassion: One Wish For The World. Fifty women discussed the dynamics of and need for compassion and created a Tree of Compassion adding leaves for their personal intentions. The tree remains ready to accept more leaves of compassion at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Hamlin until Thanksgiving.

Participants learned to fold origami cranes and doves.

Participants learned to fold origami cranes and doves.

160 pounds of food and dry goods were donated to Life Solutions Food Pantry in Hamlin.

160 pounds of food and dry goods were donated to Life Solutions Food Pantry in Hamlin.

Women learned about the ancient labyrinth and experienced walking it.

Women learned about the ancient labyrinth and experienced walking it.