Inside the Abbey: Reflective Spaces – When in the Soul of the Serene Disciple

In Episode 3, we reflect on a poem by Thomas Merton. It was a challenging one for us! We are eager to hear what you think, so please give us your thoughts in the Comments section. Read the poem here: http://fatherlouie.blogspot.com/2017/09/when-in-soul-of-serene-disciple.html

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Inside the Abbey: Reflective Spaces

Welcome to Reflective Spaces - a place to explore what emerges when we sit in quiet contemplation. In Episode 1 we discuss the poem "Where is God?" by Mark Nepo. We invite you to reflect with us on its wisdom. Click on the link below to find a copy of…

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Lecture: The Rev. Dr. Larry Peers, “Sacred Pauses”

Presented by the Rev. Dr. Larry Peers, former senior consultant for the Alban Institute. Within our Christian tradition (and other religious traditions) particular periods, such as Lent, are set aside for reflection, renewal, and reconciliation. Also, there has been a long tradition of “praying the hours” which provide opportunities for reconnecting with God and ourselves…

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Lecture: Dr. Mona West, “St. Teresa of Avila”

Led by Dr. Mona West. St. Teresa of Avila was a 16th century reformer of the Carmelite order. She is known for her books on prayer and the soul as an interior castle.  She is also known for her wit and humor!  When she created the new order of the Discalced Carmelites,…

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Lecture: The Rev. Dr. Bob Shore-Goss, “God as Gardener”

Presented by the Rev. Dr. Bob Shore-Goss, member United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Council. There is another way of Earth care other than to use the model of creation stewardship. Stewardship is a patriarchal model for tending the garden from a position of mastery and dominance. If we look at the biblical scriptures more closely, we discover a gardening model…

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Playful Trinity

Presented by the Rev. Santi Rodriguez, Deacon and Seminarian, St. David’s Episcopal Church.  Come join Deacon Santi as he explores how sharing in the life of the Holy Trinity draws us to holy play. This includes a look at the powerful relationship between creative love and playfulness.

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