SPIRITED WOMEN GROUP
Are you longing for a deeper connection at Saint Mark’s? Have you wondered about spiritual practices and how to put those into practice in your daily life? Growing out of the 2019 Women’s Retreat, the “Spirited Women” group gathers occasionally throughout the year to talk about practices that help develop and nurture a healthy spirituality. Previous meeting topics have included the practice of praying with Anglican prayer beads, and the spirituality of shared meals. New members are always welcome!
Progressive Psalm Writing Together
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 12:45–3 p.m.
Illuminated Examen: A Virtual Retreat for Spirited Women
Hear Ye, Hear Ye, the Spirited Women are having another (virtual) gathering—Sunday, February 7 from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. (virtually). The focus is the spiritual practice of the Examen, a way of prayerful reflection from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. We will be led by Lorelei Amato, cathedral clergy, and others in exploring a contemplative way of doing Examen by “illuminating” our written reflections through art. Art skills are not required—you will be provided a template for ideas/designs. Registration and a fee of $11 are required, to cover a packet of materials that will be mailed to you before the event. Register by January 20 using this registration link. Scholarship available.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 9:30 a.m.
Finding the Holy in the Ordinary: A Virtual Mini-Retreat for Spirited Women
God comes to us in many ways. Some of the most profound encounters though happen during simple, everyday life: cooking a meal, putting away dishes, folding laundry, or reading a bedtime story. Those ordinary encounters can be anything but ordinary. God is always finding a way to transform ordinary practices in unexpected ways.
On Saturday, November 7, the Spirited Women of Saint Mark’s gathered virtually for a mini-retreat to talk about ways God encounters us through ordinary life. Pre-gathering coffee began at 9:30 followed by Morning Prayer and then reflection and renewal.
Check out all the reflections submitted by participants here.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020, 12:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Lenten Disciplines with the Spirited Women
Have you wondered about spiritual disciplines and how to put those into practice in your daily life? Join us on Sunday, February 23, at 12:45 p.m. in Leffler Living Room, as the Spirited Women group gathers to talk about Lenten disciplines. We will explore the practice of praying with Anglican prayer beads, and then we will make sets to use this coming Lent. Wonder together how prayer practices connect us to each other and deepen our experiences of the seasons. A light lunch will be served. New in the fall of 2019, Spirited Women gathers occasionally throughout the year to talk about practices that help develop and nurture a healthy spirituality.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019, 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm.
Spirituality of Food with the Spirited Women
Spirited Women will gather three times a year and focus on practices that help develop and nurture a healthy spirituality. At the first gathering, bring a favorite dish to share and a story about your offering. Share a meal together and listen to stories about what makes the dish special. Wonder together how food connects us to each other and to our past. Then ponder how the practice of eating together might be a spiritual practice.