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Advent Retreat:

Spiritual Imagination and the Nativity

Online Series with Carolyn Kolovitz

Dates: Saturdays, December 4, 11, 18

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am

Where: Online via Zoom

Registration Deadline extended thru December 2nd!


About The Class

What if every time…

you saw a Nativity scene, you visualized the mysterious, loving Spirit that is constantly birthing itself into the world?

…you heard a Christmas song, lyrics such as ‘o come let us adore him,’ reminded you to honor the Spirit that is alive within yourself and everyone you meet?

… you encountered any version of the Christmas story, you remembered to make room in your awareness for the Spirit – because otherwise “there is no room in the inn for such a mystery?”

Based on Richard Rohr’s Advent teachings as well as the Ignatian practice of imaginative prayer, this weekly retreat will use storytelling, music and guided visualization to bring participants deep into the heart of the meaningful metaphors of the Christmas story.

Dec 4 The Annunciation: Saying Yes

Dec 11 The Epiphany: Our Journey

Dec 18 The Nativity: Wonder & Awe

Past participants of this Advent retreat said:

I gained “connection with God, a reminder about what is life-giving & joy-bringing for me and understanding that we are all in various places on our journey as we experience a season like Advent.”

I appreciated “the balance of presentation, reflection and sharing as well as the variety of poetry, visuals, & quiet and Carolyn’s laid back, light-hearted style.”


  • Internet capability to access Zoom video conferencing and basic understanding of Zoom. 
  • Each participant should have their own screen to facilitate group interaction. 

How It Works

Register for the class using the button below. You’ll receive an email confirmation.

A Zoom link and password will be emailed to you by the Friday preceding each session.

Sessions will be recorded and available afterwards to those who register.  Good option for those unavailable at the scheduled time!


$75 for all 3 sessions – registration is closed.

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Carolyn Kolovitz

Spiritual Director

Carolyn’s life work is accompanying people through life transitions. Her faith in the wisdom and resiliency of the human spirit focuses her work with others on self-compassion and connecting them to what brings the most meaning to their lives. Carolyn has interests in the spiritual practices of Christian mystics, dream work and the creative process.  She has written and performed plays around the Twin Cities related to some of these themes. Carolyn received her Certificate in Spiritual Direction from St Catherine’s University, as well as a Master’s degrees in Theology and in Women’s Studies.