The Mothering God
With Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook
June 28 - 30, 2024
Images of a mothering God are very deep within the Jewish-Christian tradition, as well as in other religious traditions. These images, often hidden deep within our tradition, speak to the realities of divine love and celebrate a God who loves, nurtures, and protects the beloved. Images of a mothering God stretch us to envision and experience the divine in new ways, delving deeply into the heart of God, and stretching our theological vocabularies. This retreat provides an opportunity to reflect and experience on the images of a mothering God as found through scripture – the psalms, prophetic literature, the gospels — through reflection on Christian mystics such as Julian of Norwich, Meister Eckhart, and Mechtilde of Magdeburg — and though contemporary eco-spiritualities, such as Matthew Fox. Texts and images will encourage participants to make their own connections with this ancient tradition.
Includes accommodations, meals and retreat
Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, EdD, PhD., an Episcopal priest, is professor of practical theology, spiritual formation, and Christian history at Claremont School of Theology with almost forty years of experience in theological education. Published widely, some of her recent books include Hildegard of Bingen – Essential Writings and Chants of a Christian Mystic (Skylight Paths, 2016); Pilgrimage – The Sacred Art. Journey to the Center of the Heart (Skylight Paths, 2013); Injustice and the Care of Souls: Pastoral Care in Marginalized Communities (Fortress Press, second edition, 2023.) She is on the board of Stillpoint California, an organization devoted to forming spiritual…
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