Convention 304 (3rd floor) @ the
Religious Education Congress
February 25-28
, 2016

Visit Sacred Space at the 2016 Religious Education Congress, located in Convention 304 on the third floor. We invite you to enter this space with reverence, as it was created as a place of creative meditation and worship. Refresh your spirit by taking time to enjoy the quiet, listen to music, reflect on art, experience the Stations of the Cross, journey a labyrinth, renew the spirit in Reconciliation, and sit in quiet prayer with our Lord.

Thursday:    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday:    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday:    10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday:    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Music & Art
Walk the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) "Garden of Dreams" and reflect on the powerful images of courage from survivors of human trafficking. The images were first exhibited in the 2014 Art 4 Non-Violence International Art Show. See, once again, the beautiful art of John August Swanson at the fountain entrance. Richard Jarrett's stained-glass adds light to our Chapel. Our musicians share their gift of music through the weekend adding to the experience of reflection in Sacred Space.

Stations of the Cross
We invite you to stand in prayerful solidarity with the victims of human trafficking as you pray the Stations of the Cross. Human trafficking is a painful reality -- a modern-day slavery happening all around us, often undetected. In this Holy Year, in which the doors of mercy are open to all, let us join in the struggle to cross the thresholds from slavery into freedom. Download and read the prayer reflection, “Garden of Dreams – A Via Crucis on Human Trafficking,” as you prepare to journey with the countless victims of human trafficking.

Download a reflection on the Stations of the Cross to pray as you walk through photos and items on display at RECongress.

ENGLISH: For life and dignity, download the prayer reflection: “Garden of Dreams – A Via Crucis on Human Trafficking.” Join in prayer and merciful solidarity with the countless victims of human trafficking.

ESPAÑOL: Por la vida y su dignidad, descarga la reflexión escrita: “Un Jardín de Sueños – Un Vía Crucis sobre la Trata Humana.” Únete en oración y solidaridad misericordiosa con las incontables víctimas de la trata humana.

VIETNAMESE: Download “Vườn cây của giấc mơ: Chặn Đàng Thánh Giá với chủ đề Nạn Buôn Người” in Vietnamese.

Replenish the spirit through this walking meditation. It dates back to medieval times when pilgrims used the labyrinth as a symbolic journey to Jerusalem. Journey toward the center and stand in the spot of "Illumination."


During the exposition of the Holy Eucharist in our Chapel embrace the time to reflect and reconnect in a quiet meditation ... sit in God's presence and reflect on his Boundless Mercy.


Renew and reconnect in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Reconciliation hours are
   Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 1:00pm
                            and 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Artists & Musicians

We thank our artists and musicians for adding the gift of their talent to this year's Sacred Space.


Valerie MacRae
Sacred Space design 

John August Swanson
religious art
Booths 531, 533, 632

Richard Jarrett
stained-glass cross in chapel
Booth 281

Margeaux Gray
"Rising Above Oppression"

Kristen Tebow
"Tenerlife Sea"


Peggy Baldwin (cello)
Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Daniel Delgado (guitar)
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dennis Doyle (harp)
Booth 216
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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