We will offer an indoor labyrinth for meditation Sunday evenings, February 22-March 29, from 6:00-8:30p.m. There is no admission charge, and everyone is welcome.
The labyrinth is an ancient prayer and meditation tool. Labyrinths have been used for thousands of years to help people forget the difficulties of their everyday lives and draw closer to God.
Unlike a maze, there are no dead ends. There is only one path, so it is impossible to get lost. The simple action of walking a path is helpful in relieving stress. Some people view the labyrinth as an allegory for life, sometimes feeling close to God, only to be thrown suddenly out to the edge, or walking in unison with others and then at a distance from them.
St. Brigit also has a permanent outdoor labyrinth which is open to the public year-round. It is a full-size replica of the well-known labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France dating from 1220.
More info: www.stbrigit.org
Cost: $8-15 (as you are able)
Please RSVP to email@example.com
This event is sponsored by The Contemplative Beehive and St. John’s Episcopal Church. The Friday evening talk, reception and book signing is from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John’s Church, 1419 Pine Street, Boulder. The Saturday workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., also at the church. For more details on Mirabai and the specific topics she will be speaking on, click here.. For more information, contact: Joanie@ContemplativeBeehive.com or 303-886-8566.
To register: EVENT FLYER
The highlight of St. Brigit’s contemplative events in March will be our Vernal Equinox Service, marking the first day of Spring. The service is scheduled for Friday, March 20, at 7:00p.m. and will focus on the theme of hope for newness of life.
This will be the tenth service in St. Brigit’s A’it Caol series. A’it Caol (pronounced atch qweel) is Gaelic for “A Thin Place.” These services are created to offer guests an experience of God through a unique liturgy, which combines ancient tradition with contemporary language. They include specially designed meditation areas, reflecting the Scriptural lessons, and sacred music with an ethereal sound.
Ancient people marked this day with thanksgiving for the return of light and warmth. Spring promised rebirth and hope. In the Christian church, the Vernal Equinox is significant in that it is used in determining the date of Easter, the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Equinox.
St. Brigit Episcopal Church is located at 110 Johnson Street in Frederick. Visit www.stbrigit.org or www.facebook.com/StBrigit for more information.
Rev. Jane E. Vennard was called to a ministry of teaching and spiritual direction and ordained by the United Church of Christ. She is adjunct faculty at the Iliff School of Theology, Garrett Evangelical Theological School and Columbia Seminary. She has a private practice of spiritual direction and leads retreats in a variety of ecumenical settings.
Book title: Teaching-The Sacred Art: The Joy of Opening Minds and Hearts
*Books will be available for purchase at the event
Sponsored By Spiritual Direction Colorado
Where: St. Timothy Episcopal Church
Time: 5-7 pm
When: Sunday April 26, 2015
Cost: $12 (donation to SDCO, does not include cost of book)
With New Eyes: Developing the Inner Observer