For many of us, the extroverted exuberance of the holidays is hard to engage. Our hearts are aching for those whom we love but see no longer. Rituals and gatherings that sustained us may seem flat. We may need to find new ways to mark this time when light shines in the darkness.
During our time together, we will reflect on some ways to make the pilgrimage through the holidays, mindful of grief and seeking some gentle consolations.
Rev. Mary C. Earle
Dec 11 (W) 12noon-1:30pm
$50 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)
Rev. Mary C. Earle is an Episcopal priest, poet, author, spiritual director and retreat leader. Until her retirement, she taught classes in spirituality for the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Mary has authored nine books; the subjects include the spirituality of living with illness, rule of life, Celtic Christian spirituality, the Desert Mothers, and Julian of Norwich. Mary has offered presentations and retreats in a variety of ecumenical settings, including conferences of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Directors International, the International Thomas Merton Society and hospice organizations. She was included in the Living Spiritual Teachers project of Spirituality and Practice.