How a Franciscan Sister Draws to Pray

Paul Keggington

October 20, 2010

Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Mary Beth Kornely shares her own retreat prayer.

Just thought I would share this with you. Part of how I pray is drawing. The drawing you see is a gift from retreat.

Franciscan Prayer drawing

Franciscan Sister Mary Beth Kornely shares a drawing inspired by prayer during her recent retreat.

While I draw, I have no plan, or sense or idea on what is going to come out of it. This is totally an uncharacteristic picture of what I usually do.

I had asked God for some ‘cool’ art work, and our ‘cool’ God gave this ‘cool’ picture. I did not see the transformation until about an hour after it was done. My coloring is not in the lines because life is not that way.

Franciscan Sister Encourages Drawing for PrayerHave you ever used art to pray?

If you are struggling with contemplation, markers or crayons may help you focus on that which is important to you. (See Praying in

Anyway, if this can be of some use in any way, feel free to use it.

” Continue earnestly in prayer…be vigilant…” Col 4:2


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