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: 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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The Abbey Facebook Discussion Group

Join us for an asynchronous book group! We will be using the book The Soul's Slow Ripening by Christine Valters Paintner: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. Each week we will read, engage the practices at home, and share our experiences with the rest of the group. Any and…

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Inside the Abbey with Irit Umani on Service and Mindfulness

In Episode 2 of Inside the Abbey, Rebecca Hall and Santi Rodriguez interview Irit Umani about spiritual commitment and service. Irit Umani, the Executive Director of Trinity Center, a faith-based organization conducting programs that serve the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the poor and homeless in Austin. Before moving…

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An Examen of Consciousness for the New Year

By Santi Rodriguez The Examen of Consciousness is a meditative reflection on your day. It can also be used to reflect upon the year. The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on 2020 takeaways, learnings, challenges and highlights, and where you want 2021 to take you. It is an opportunity to recognize…

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Who God Is: A Reflection on Luke 2:1-20

The Nativity by Julius Garibaldi Melchers By Amy Moehnke It’s almost that time again, when we hear the ancient story told - you know the one: about a young, bewildered, travel weary Mary and Joseph who after being visited by angels make a 90-mile trek to a place that’s not…

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Enneagram Type Panels

The Body Types (8,9,1) Dates: Sunday afternoons April 11,18, 25 3:00-4:30 p.m. Leaders: Caroline Kibler and Calan Thurow Location: On Zoom. The Abbey is a project of St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. 8th St. Austin, TX 78701 One of the best ways to learn the Enneagram is by experiencing…

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