Contemplative Creativity | March 11

“Pray as you can for prayer does not consist of thinking a great deal, but of loving a great deal.”

St. Teresa of Avila

Bead by Bead, a Practice of Gratitude

Prayer beads are meditation tools present in several spiritual traditions like Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, and more. Over two-thirds of the world’s population use prayer beads as part of their religious practices, though their meanings and specific use varies from religion to religion.

For many of us, the art of prayer becomes real if we are fully using our senses; we yearn to touch and feel as we pray. Using our hands can help us be centered in prayer and experience a new state of mind where one can awaken serenity, kindness, joy, and inner peace.

In our next creative meditation series we’ll be using our hands to create polymer clay beads that can be used in prayer as a counting tool to our daily blessings.

Join us for a creative and quiet time when we seek to open our hearts and remember the many gifts of Life.

Suggested Materials:

One polymer clay set (or single colors, but include black and white)
One set of tools
Clay softener
An oven (your kitchen oven is fine as long as you don’t overbake the clay.)

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March 11 at 5 pm PST via Zoom.

Our guide: Fabricia Lima – contemplative artist, spiritual practitioner, mystic and mother. She has a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from UFG (Federal University of Goiás) from Brazil. She is a certified spiritual director by the Haden Institute, certified (in all levels) children’s spiritual formation teacher by the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd National Association, certified SoulCollage® facilitator, Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator, and creator of Art as a Spiritual Connection™ programs. 

Fab brings the gifts of creativity, contemplation, and hospitality in all that she does – serving as a sacred container by holding space for others as they seek spiritual awareness. She believes that art as soul expression is for everyone and the creative process can be a pathway to self-reflection and restorative healing. Her preferred art mediums are: acrylic paint, colored pencils, watercolor, polymer clay and collage. Connect with Fabricia at

Visit our Contemplative Creativity page to learn more about this program and to catch up on previous lessons.

Contemplative Creativity | March 11