In Communion with Our Biblical Sisters

with Elizabeth Berne Degear, PhD

Women throughout the ages have gathered in community to affirm and give voice to  inner knowings, a deeper truth. Join us by the water to encounter the women of the Bible in a new way. As we delve into biblical books including Genesis, Exodus, Proverbs and the Gospels, we will meet women in particular and women in community who share their power with us. Together we will experience the sacred wisdom of our foremothers, ourselves and one another.

Through morning teachings, evening conversations, prayer and meditation gatherings, silence, solitude and ritual, we will draw close to the God who frees us to be fully alive.

To get an idea of Elizabeth's teaching and subjects, go to her website to listen to an audio clip about Mary and the Crucifixion and read an article on "The Annunciation and Gaze of Grace."

This retreat will begin on Sunday, July 15 and run through Friday, July 20.

The retreat fee, which includes the program, a single room with private bath and all meals from dinner on Sunday evening to breakfast on Friday is $610. The fee for double occupancy rooms is $580 per person, which also includes the program and accommodations with private bath and all meals from dinner on Sunday evening through breakfast on Friday.  Check-in on Sunday is between 4 and 5 p.m.; Check-out is no later than 10 a.m. on Friday.

Elizabeth Berne Degear, Ph.D., describes her work as chaplain, teacher, Bible scholar and Catholic feminist as emerging from two core beliefs: "that human consciousness can always grow, and that divine consciousness is both loving and accessible." Lizzie offers workshops and retreat days in a variety of religious and secular settings. These have included "An Invitation to Inner Life: Finding and Cultivating Your Own Devotional Practice" (Tibet House and the Church of St. Francis Xavier); "Delighting in the Spirit: A Retreat Day for Women" (Hitchcock Presbyterian Church); "Naked Wisdom: Uncovering Hidden Meanings in the Story of Adam and Eve" (Union Theological Seminary); "The Theology of Self-Care" (National Association of Catholic Chaplains); "The Abundance of the Alabaster Jar: A Day of Recreation and Ritual" (Church of St. Francis Xavier); and Wise Women circles (private settings). 

Her most recent Bible Study, "Women’s Power in the Bible," builds on original scholarship she has been developing since her doctoral studies in the Hebrew Bible at Union Theological Seminary. Bringing the depths of the Bible and the field of psychoanalysis together in new ways is at the heart of her scholarly work. Visit her website for more information. 

Sessions:  1
Dates:  7/15/2018 to 7/20/2018
Fees: 
$610.00   (Class Fee)
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