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Leader: the Rev. Dr. Regina Christianson
February 20 – 22, 2015
Rock Point in Burlington, VT
Julian of Norwich, a medieval English holy woman, experienced God as Love. Julian lived in the time of Black Plague, when peasants rose up in revolt and were slaughtered for it, when reformers were executed as heretics. In a world that was rife with injustice, violence, and sickness, she heard a word from God. The word was of compassion, hope, and forgiveness. With these words came images conveying the depth of God’s love and care for us humans. These timeless words and images have brought inner healing and peace to many. This retreat will take three of those images and consider them in reference to our Lenten journey, the pilgrimage through the desert to the Garden of the Resurrection.
The Rev. Dr. Regina Christianson is a scholar with particular interest in healthy spiritualities. She studies Celtic Spirituality, Julian of Norwich, Hildegard of Bingen, the arts, and meditative practices, all of which contribute their wisdom to supporting spiritual growth, community, and earth stewardship. She is currently the Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church, Underhill/Jericho, VT, and teaches harp, voice, and keyboard.