January 2019

Women’s Christmas: An Epiphany Celebration for Wise Women

Women’s Christmas (Nollaig na mBan) is a cherished Irish tradition celebrated on the Feast of the Epiphany. When all the preparations, cooking and busyness of Christmas are over, Irish women gather in homes or pubs to relax, celebrate, and enjoy one another’s company – all while happily leaving the care of household duties to the men. At Marywood we believe this tradition has a place in the lives of today’s women as well. Thus we are celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany and the tradition of Women’s Little Christmas in special gatherings designed for women. Come celebrate the blessings of the past year and receive blessings for the year to come.
We have 3 celebrations this year!
January 3 – Thursday
January 5 – Saturday
January 8 – Tuesday
Gather 5:00 p.m. Meal and Blessing Circle 6:00-8:00 p.m. $35.00 includes social, meal and program.
To reserve your space, please include payment with registration by December 18.

IONS: Science and Spirituality

January 3 – Thursday
First & third Thursdays of the month
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Jan Lewis and
Sister Marla Lang

Noetic science means inner/intuitive knowing. These gatherings explore scientific findings and wisdom traditions to expand our understanding of consciousness and questions such as “who am I?” and “who are we?” All are welcome to one or more gatherings. Suggested offering $10.00.

MARYWOOD WRITERS GROUP

January 7- Monday
1st Monday of the month
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Facilitator: SIster Julia Walsh

Writers of every level and genre are welcome to join the group and come to any or each meeting. Bring a copy of your writing for feedback (1- 3 double-spaced pages) and your meal. Be ready for a robust conversation among a supportive community that will enrich your work as a writer. Please register by the day before the session. Suggested offering $5.00.

BIRTH BY THE WORD OF TRUTH-Series

January 15 – Tuesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

We sometimes say rather glibly, “The truth will set you free.” Truth does lead to freedom; it also leads to new life. “Birth by the word of truth” reminds us that acknowledging the truth, be
it our own, of our workplace, of our church, etc., can be a painful, distressing process. Let’s explore how bringing the truth to light is life giving for not only ourselves, but others as well. Suggested offering $10.00. Register 5 days before the program.

MARYWOOD WRITERS GROUP

January 15-Tuesday
3rd Tuesday of the month
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Sister Julia Walsh

Suggested offering $5.00.Please register by the daybefore the session.

BOOK CLUB-Series

January 17 -Thursday
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Facilitators: Sister Anita

Beskar and Sister Marla Lang The book this month is Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. Register by the day before.

IONS: Science and Spirituality

January 17 – Thursday
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Jan Lewis and
Sister Marla Lang

Noetic science means inner/intuitive knowing. These gatherings explore scientific findings and wisdom traditions to expand our understanding of consciousness and questions such as “who am I?” and “who are we?” All are welcome to one or more gatherings. Suggested offering $10.00.

LIVING THE DREAM:REFLECTING ON THE MLK LEGACY

January 18- Friday
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Sister Julia Walsh

Over 50 years after Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, are we letting his legacy live on? During this program we will pray and ponder what the meaning of some of King’s speeches and writings could be for our modern times. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Wednesday, January 16

SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND

January 22 –Tuesday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Barbara Kane

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. How easy is it to assert our own opinions or give advice rather than listen? How well do we listen to the wisdom that is
available to us from a multitude of sources? In this workshop you will learn how to improve your listening skills and build trust in your relationships with others, as well as yourself. Suggested
offering $10.00. Register by Friday, January 18.

THE WINTER OF THE SPIRIT

January 23-Wednesday
9:30 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Facilitator: Dick Bruesehoff

Has your life ever brought you into the places of deep darkness? Do you experience winter as a fallow time? Winter—whether literal or figurative—can be a time to explore the ways our spirit
conspires with (that is, “breathes with”) the Spirit for new life and growth in us—even during the dark, fallow times. Suggested offering $10.00. Register by Monday, January 21

MONASTERY LUNCHES

January 25- Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

A ‘monastery lunch’ means feeding one’s body with nourishing soup and a healthy bread and one’s spirit with nourishing spiritual reading. Join us for a ‘monastery lunch.’ We’ll dine non loqui
(without conversation) as we enjoy a hearty soup, Gregorian chant, spiritual reading and discussion – after lunch. Bring a robe to wear (your bathrobe will do). Suggested offering $15.00. Register by the Monday before the event.