Blood Memory and Spiritual Inheritance: A Forum with The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

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TWO WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 9 & 16, 2022, 6:45–8:15 P.M. PACIFIC TIME, via Zoom only, registration required. 

In the last few years, scientists have discovered what indigenous communities have known for countless generations: that the emotional and physical lives of our ancestors will fundamentally affect our emotional and physical lives as well. Yet, this concept of generational spirituality is underexplored in our faith communities. In this two part series, The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Saint Mark’s 2022 Theologian-in-Residence, will explore the role of our ancestors in shaping our lives as well as how we might help heal ourselves and others. Join us for a combination of scholarship and experience in community!

Participants are invited to read Rev. Raining’s article on spiritual inheritance and gratitude here. Learn more about Rev. Raining here.


Rev. Raining has invited participants to construct their own "Spiritual Genogram" before the second session on March 16. Here some resources to guide you:

The Spiritual Genogram Participant Handout

Spiritual Genograms

Standard Genogram Symbols

Genogram Relationship Symbols


A complete video of Part 1:

A complete video of Part 2:

3 Responses

  1. Rhonda Cumpsty
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    Is this 6:45 Eastern Time?

    • Saint Mark's Cathedral

      Rhonda thank you for asking. NO, all times are Pacific Time.

      (PST for the first week, and PDT for the second week, because we sprang forward in between the two sessions!)

  2. Hanlin
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