What is memoir, and how is it different from autobiography? What makes memoir spiritual? How can the practice of writing memoir, whether for an audience or no audience, support spiritual growth? We will start with the basics, using writing exercises, readings from master writers, and conversation.
The Welcoming Prayer is a simple and practical way to let go of the afflictive emotions that arise regularly. This is a discipline for daily life which originated through Centering Prayer as a supplemental practice.
In their new book Goddess and God in the World, pioneering feminist theologians Carol Christ and Judith Plaskow model a process not only for telling their stories but for critiquing and responding to each other’s reflections. We are invited to join them on a theological journey!
Develop your writing as a spiritual practice in drop-in sessions where we write in community, share writing, and learn tools of the craft. Using prompts based on a monthly theme, we’ll make space for memories to emerge on the page, to enter others’ hearts, and to grow into projects. Together we’ll participate in generative silence and celebrate the sacred nature of our life stories.
This extraordinary telling of Hildegard’s story is directed by Margarethe Von Trotta and features the gifted actor Barbara Sukowa. Their women’s hearts bring a particular perspective to Hildegard’s story and repeated viewings continue to open new insights.
Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir: themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement. Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.
With his Polaroid camera, Esid met and photographed Syrian families living in the Adana refugee camp in Turkey.