Sister Virginia Varley CSJ has been painting for 15 years. She sees art as a "nurturer of spirituality." Attracted by art as a vehicle of prayer and of change in consciousness, she has found the blending of these two elements of her life through Sacred Art Retreats directed by Elizabeth Rosson of Nashua, Connecticut. Sister Virginia's use of art as an expression of prayer and growth in intimacy with God finds particular expression in her use of coloured pencil on black.
Sister Virginia loves colour and believes that the dynamic of colour resides in each of us awaiting expression in art forms, religious experience, homemaking, labour, peace making, respect for the earth and leadership. A Sister of St. Joseph, Sister Virginia's ministry consists of offering spiritual direction, group facilitation and expressing spirituality through art.