Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PST
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Kayleen Asbo 

Comfort and Joy:

A 22 Day Advent and the Arts Novena

Enter in to the depth and beauty of the Advent season with Mythica's 22 Day series of music, art, meditation, poetry, story and writing practices, presented in a combination of written posts and live zoom events, with recordings for later streaming.

Weekdays we will have a 30 minute contemplative service of chanting, story and  prayer.  Each service will begin with one of the glorious settings of masses written in dedication to Mary throughout the centuries.  Together ,we will learn how to chant the Magnificat and the Alma Redemptoris Mater  which will form the book ends of our time. The centerpiece of our time together will be daily Visio Divina, a writing practice of meditating with art. We will draw closer to the story of Mary as an archetypal pattern of universal courage and compassion as we contemplate the great paintings  of Mary's life by Leonardo Da Vinci, Giotto, Van Eyck, Botticelli, Titian, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Phoebe Anna Traquair.

Sundays will be one hour sessions of sacred music: Compline  with Robin O'Brien on December 3 and 10; a video of Catherine Braslavksy's stirring Ave Eva on December 17.

Our last three days will have special live zoom events. On December 21, we will observe the Feast of Saint Thomas and learn about his connection to Mother Mary and the Assumption, a tradition richly celebrated in India. On December 22, we will have a closing circle to share our writing and art journaling from this series  and discuss what we have discovered . On December 23 we will celebrate the connection between Mary and the legends of Saint Brigid in Scotland as we usher in Christmas Eve with an hour of Celtic lullabies with Robin O'Brien.


Tuition is on a sliding scale basis. All programs will be recorded for viewing on demand.

$220: Patron ( self + scholarship for another)\

$110: Basic Tuition ($5 per day)

$ 55: Reduced tuition ($3 per day) for those in the midst of financial challenges


Full scholarships are available for those who are in dire need. Write to us at mythicafoundation@gmail.com to introduce yourself.


Calendar - all times are PST (Pacific):

Saturday, December 2, 9 am: Introduction to Advent (Free for all)

Sunday, December 3, 6 pm: Evening Compline with Robin O'Brien

Monday, December 4, 9 am:  Music and  Art Meditation: Giotto, Joachim and Anna

Tuesday, December 5, 9 am: Music and Art Meditation: Giotto, Nativity of Mary

Wednesday, December 6, 9 am:  Music and Art Meditation: Giotto, Presentation of Mary

Thursday, December 7, 9 am :  Music and Art Meditation: Titian, Presentation of Mary

Friday, December 8, 9 am: Music and Meditation: Girlhood of Mary, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Saturday, December 9, 10:30 am: Reflection, Journaling  and Art Making Day (no live class)

Sunday, December 10, 6 pm: Compline with Robin O'Brien

Monday, December 11, 9 am: Music and  Art Meditation: Giotto, Nuptials of Mary

Tuesday, December 12, 9 am: Feast of Guadalupe with Lizzie Berne DeGear

Wednesday, December 13, 9 am: Music and  Art Meditation:  Annunciation, Da Vinci 

Thursday, December 14, 9 am:  Music and  Art Meditation: Annunciation, Rossetti

Friday, December 15, 9 am: Music and  Art Meditation: Phoebe Anna Traquair

Saturday, December 16: Reflection, Journaling and Art Making Day (no live class)

Sunday, December 17,  9 am: Ave Eva video (no live class)

 Monday, December 18, 9 am: Music and Art: Botticelli, Madonna of the Pommegranate

Tuesday, December 19, 9 am: Music and Art Meditation: The Jesse Window, Chartres

Wednesday, December 20, 9 am : Music and Art Meditation: Ghent Altarpiece, Van Eyck

Thursday, December 21, 9am: Saint Thomas and the Assumption of the Virgin

Friday, December 22, 9 am: Convivium: Sharing Circle

Saturday, December 23, 9-10:00 am: Celtic "Little Christmas": Brigid and Mary