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The Stories You Need to Tell with Cristiane Busato Smith

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


“Writing is a form of prayer. It is an attempt to communicate with God.” Isabel Allende

We are all storytellers. Telling stories makes us human. Telling stories about our spiritual journeys – our individual contact with God and the Divine within us – can be enlightening and healing.

The creative process of writing can also be a form of contemplation and give us an opportunity to deepen our connection with God and therefore foster spiritual growth. This can provide a deep sense of purpose and well-being. Moreover, when we immerse ourselves in creative autobiographical writing, we stimulate various regions of the brain associated with language processing, memory recall, and imagination.

Writing as a group and taking part in shared narratives cultivates empathy, kindness, understanding and a sense of belonging that is essential for social bonding. This program will help you write the stories you “need” to tell. Come and discover the writer within!

This course consists of six one-hour-and-a-half classes on Saturdays from 11 am – 12:30 pm.

Class Dates: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5 and 12, 2024.

Fee: $150 for six sessions. Pre-registration is required.

Sign Up By Thursday, Sep 5 at 7:00 pm


September 7
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Franciscan Renewal Center
(480) 948-7460
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Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E Lincoln Dr
Scottsdale, AZ United States
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(480) 948-7460
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