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June 28, 2013

Bishop Henry Parsley at St. Mary's Sewanee

St. Mary’s Sewanee has a long history with the Episcopal Church.  Our 250 acres of bluff, woodland and pasture were first hallowed by the Sisters of St. Mary in 1885.  Earlier this yea... Learn more »

June 14, 2013

The Sound of the Bell

Have you ever considered that qualities like sound have spiritual characteristics? Try this little experiment. Strike a singing bowl and listen closely. What do you experience as you follow the waves... Learn more »

May 15, 2013

The Spirituality of the Millenials

  While it is true that religious affiliation among young adults is down and declining, it is also true, according to recent surveys, that many “non-religious” young adults pray dai... Learn more »

April 26, 2013

Embodying the Presence of God – A Retreat for Women

  Women have a unique capacity for understanding transformation based on internal movements of their biology, anatomy and life cycle.   Over the years, it has occurred to me that it c... Learn more »

April 19, 2013

The Earth is Crammed With Heaven By Susan Packard

I was recently given a book by my friend Angela.  It has beautiful sayings and illustrations.  I came across one from Elizabeth Barrett Browning that knocked me over:  “The earth... Learn more »

April 12, 2013

Bibliotherapy: The Power of Books to Heal

  I believe in bibliotherapy, the power of books to open and heal hearts, minds, and even souls. Some books are better at this than others, and over the course of time I hope to share some... Learn more »

April 5, 2013

Choosing Hope

  This weekend at St. Mary’s Sewanee is the first edition of the One River Wisdom School.  It is a new offering in partnership with Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Kathy Woods and Gordon Peerman... Learn more »

March 26, 2013

Traveling with Jesus to Jerusalem

To participate in Holy Week is to face to the fullness of the life and death drama that is the passion of Jesus.    At the center of Holy Week Drama are Jesus and his journey to the cr... Learn more »

March 1, 2013

To Learn What We Need

  The recently retired Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered a talk in 2012 to the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome.  In it the Archbishop argued that when the ... Learn more »

February 22, 2013

A Place for the "Nones"

  The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace.  One-fifth of the U.S.—and a third of adults under 30—are religiously unaffil... Learn more »