This quiet day will explore three aspects of a life of prayer: the mystery of our lives in the great cloud of witnesses, especially the gift of praying in the company of women, gratitude as a spiritual discipline, and intercession as a primary contemplative practice. Brief addresses, supported by scripture and art, will be followed by times for quiet reflection and journaling, guided by suggestions for meditation on the themes.
Deborah Smith Douglas, SCHC has degrees in literature and law. A trained and experienced spiritual director, writer, Camaldolese Benedictine oblate, and member of the Episcopal Church, she has taught classes and led retreats across the United States and in Scotland, England, and Canada. Her essays have been published in Weavings, Commonweal, Spiritual Life, Desert Call, the American Benedictine Review, and the Christian Century. She is the author of The Praying Life: Seeking God in All Things, and (with her husband David Douglas) the co-author of Pilgrims in the Kingdom: Travels in Christian Britain.
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Byfield, MA 01922-2812
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