Next Event: June 11 Imagining the Inner Life of God on Trinity Sunday

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at  St. Agnes Catholic Church

Shepherdstown,  WV

Sunday, June 11 at 12:00 Noon

Free Admission

Two stories from the Russian Orthodox tradition sketch remarkable pictures in our imaginations, helping us to understand the puzzling mystery of the Trinity.

(1) “How the painting of an Icon brought peace & reconciliation to a divided nation warring with itself” is the story of how a medieval Russian painter (St. Andrei Rublev) revealed the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity to the Russian power brokers at a simple meal and in the painting of his most famous icon.

(2) “How a simple song and prayer revealed to a very learned theologian the inner life of God” is a Russian folktale retold by novelist Leo Tolstoy (author of “War and Peace”) about three eccentric hermits living, working, and praying together on a tiny island in the arctic waters of northern Russia… when they are unexpectedly visited by their bishop.

Robert Béla Wilhelm is a Byzantine Catholic who tells stories from the Eastern churches (Coptic, Ethiopian, Greek, Russian, etc.) and who also paints icons. He is a traditional storyteller who learned his art from his Hungarian grandmother and his Slovak mother. He has performed across the world, from Australis to Europe.

A conversation follows the storytelling with a lively process that begins with the vivid images from the stories.  From there we discover intuitive insights into our own life stories and our journeys in faith.

— Robert Béla Wilhelm

at  St. Agnes Catholic Church

Shepherdstown,  WV

Sunday, June 11 at 12:00 Noon

Free Admission

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Historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia


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