(Friday dinner â€“ Sunday lunch)
Ruth, Naomi, Abigail, Tamar, Judith, Anna, Mary the mother of Jesusâ€”many of the Bibleâ€™s remarkable women are widows. Their stories touch upon the common human experiences of loss, companionship, and wrestling with God. You are invited to discover how their stories resonate with your experience and become a resource for spiritual reflection and personal prayer. The weekend will include meditative teaching, Bible study, viewing of art, and small group conversation. You also will receive guidance about establishing Ruth and Naomi Circles, or support groups for widows. You will discover the saving health of praying your life in parallel with the stories of Biblical widows.
The Rev. K. Jeanne Person is a priest, author, spiritual director, and Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality at General Theological Seminary. She spent a decade as a parish priest in New York City. Her book Where You Go, I Shall, authored with two widows in her parish, explores the stories of Biblical widows and their resonance with the experiences of widows today. She has served as chaplain for the New York Chapter of the SCHC. www.gts.edu/center-for-christian-spirituality
Program fee $120 Room & board $200 Total cost $320
Program check-in 4:00 â€“ 6:00 pm Friday