Renowned artist Mickey O’ Neill McGrath, OSFS will present “Drawing Close to God: Creating Prayer Mandalas” Aug. 15–17 at the Dominican Retreat and Conference Center in Niskayuna, New York. With Hildegard of Bingen as guide and inspiration, participants will use basic materials and simple shapes to discover inner peace and the presence of God. No prior art talent or experience required. Br. Mickey’s work and ministry have been featured in the St. Anthony Messenger, USA Today, and many Catholic newspaper articles around the country. Several of his covers for America Magazine have been given awards by the Catholic Press Association. He creates art for many of today’s leading Catholic publishers, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. For more information or to register, visit www.dslcny.org.