Lenten Mornings with Mary Oliver (In-Person)

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Date(s):
Saturday 02/24/2024 - Saturday 03/09/2024
Time(s):
10:00am - 12:30pm EST
Price:
$55.00

Come along, let us be companions on the journey as we anticipate the wonder and joy of spring and the world to come.

Join Esther Yff-Prins, spiritual director, for two Saturday mornings with Scripture and poetry by Mary Oliver. We will make the journey together toward Easter morning, anticipating and welcoming the light through the shadows. With wonder, we welcome the joy of resurrection and spring.

Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour,
and my hope is in you all day long. ~ Psalm 25:4-5 

The word “Lent” comes from an old English word for “lengthen,” and refers to the lengthening of those long-anticipated days of spring. With both the cross and the empty tomb approaching, we prepare ourselves with forty days of fasting and reflection to more fully celebrate Easter’s song of spring when it comes.

If Lent is about lengthening light, it’s also about opening our hearts and preparing the way, making room for careful attention to what matters most. As Mary Oliver puts it, living well involves attention, astonishment, and testimony -- and poetry itself can be a great help along the way.

Scripture and Mary Oliver’s poetry will be our guides for these Lenten mornings. We’ll examine how her poetry and Scripture illumine each other, each pointing to simple, powerful practices you can try yourself.

 

See you at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College in person. Bring your Bible, and, if you have it, "Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver".

Saturday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, March 9, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm ET. Refreshments and nourishing snacks provided.

 

Enjoy this moment of reflection with Esther to prepare your heart.

 

Facilitator

Esther Yff-Prins

Spiritual Director

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Dates

Saturday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, March 9 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Scholarships are available.
Call 616-514-3325 or email programs@dominicancenter.com

Refreshments

Beverages and nourishing snacks provided.

 

Resources

Bring your Bible, and, if you have it, “Devotions: Selected Poems of Mary Oliver”.

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