"Reverencing Earth"


Friday, April 26, 2024

Begins at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


St. Scholastica Monastery

This event celebrates the mysterious ways God’s gifts in the natural world influence our inner lives.  Finding ways to express that gratitude has captivated writers and artists for centuries.  Drawing on a newly published anthology of poems, essays, and art (Reverencing Earth with Victor Klimoski and Kathy Fleming, Editors), the retreat guides participants in using word and image to describe what they experience on a walk in the forest or as they watch as the sun rises over a sleeping world or contemplate birds gathering at the backyard feeder.  Our creativity blossoms in these simple acts of seeing that open our hearts to a deeper reality.

**Please note that Vic and Kathy’s book will be available for purchase at the event for $10.00, which is 50% off the usual price.


Schedule: (See registration options for more information):

Poetry Reading and Reception     Friday, April 26                       Begins at 7:00 p.m.

Full Day Retreat                              Saturday, April 27                    8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration Options:

There are three (3) registration options below.

  • You may attend ONLY Friday evening’s event: an informal evening of refreshments (wine and cheese!) and poetry readings with Victor Klimoski and Kathy Fleming using their newly published anthology, Reverencing Earth. (No charge if you choose this portion of the event only.)
  • You may attend BOTH the Friday and Saturday sessions with NO overnight accommodations. ($85.00 suggested offering*)
  • You may attend BOTH the Friday and Saturday sessions WITH overnight accommodations on Friday night. ($150.00 suggested offering*)

*Scholarships are available. Please contact Dawn Carrillo at dcarrillo@duluthosb.org or 320.260.8233 for more information.

Victor Klimoski

Victor Klimoski is a writer and editor for whom poetry helps him understand himself and the world.  Because of that, he offers support and encouragement to other writers through workshops and coaching.  Born next to the Wolf River in northern Wisconsin, he learned early that nature is his first and best teacher. He has produced eight collections of poems and edited three anthologies prior to Referencing Earth.  With Kathy Fleming, he authors a weekly e-posting called “WordImage.”


Kathy Fleming is an artist and lover of books and the written word. She gathers words and makes them her own, much as she assembles line and color on her canvas. This is her second collaborative book project with Victor Klimoski with whom she co-authors the weekly e-posting, “WordImage.”  (www.kflemingArt.com)

Ann Glumac

Ann Glumac lives on the banks of the St. Louis River Estuary in Duluth and is inspired daily by the nature that surrounds her. Her poetry practice sharpens her senses and encourages her to view things and experiences from multiple points of view. Her first collection of poetry, A Skim of Ice on Still Water, was a nominee for a 2014 Upper Minnesota Book Award.

Sutton pic

Barbara Sutton lives in Central Minnesota where her backyard ends at the edge of the Mississippi River. It is here that her respect for words, images and the Earth is shored up.  In her professional life, she is a catalyst forming people and churches to thrive and carry out the healing mission of the Gospel in the world today.   She works at Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary and is also a master SoulCollage facilitator.

Registration is due by Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

"One Mission, Two Locations"

St. Scholastica Monastery
1001 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811


McCabe Renewal Center
2125 Abbotsford Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803