The Southern Maryland Episcopal clergy will host an Advent Quiet Day for Clergy facilitated by Dr. Kathy Staudt, noted poet and spiritual director, on Tuesday, December 4 at Loyola-on-the-Potomac, in Newburg, Maryland (map).
The theme is The Poetry of Luke’s Gospel. We will spend the day reflecting and meditating with poetry and stories from the opening chapters of Luke, exploring such Advent themes as Annunciation, prophecy, promise, and hope, and dwelling with poetry inspired by this gospel.
There will be time for silence and for worship, writing and sharing, including an invitation to listen afresh to the familiar canticles that the church draws from the gospel of Luke.
The cost is $45/person for the day, and includes lunch. You can bring check made out to Loyola-on-the-Potomac, or mail a check in advance to Kate Heichler (Christ Church La Plata, P.O. Box 780, La Plata MD 20646).
Please register here by Monday, November 26th.
Separate donations toward the honorarium for Kathy Staudt will be much appreciated. Please be in touch with Peter Antoci, as we’ll route the honorarium through St. Thomas’ Croom.
All clergy are welcome; please spread word among your friends and colleagues.
Dr. Kathleen Henderson Staudt (Kathy) works as a teacher, poet and spiritual director at a number of institutions in our area, including Virginia Theological Seminary and Wesley Theological Seminary. Her classes focus on writing, literature, spirituality and explorations of vocation. Kathy offers retreats and workshops at churches and retreat centers, including the annual Evelyn Underhill Day of Quiet offered in Washington each year in June, as well as courses and retreats on poetry as spiritual practice. Her poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in Weavings, Christianity and Literature, Sewanee Theological Review, Anglican Theological Review, Ruminate and Spiritus. She is the author of a scholarly study of the artist and poet David Jones, and she has published three books of poems, most recently Good Places.
Questions? Contact The Rev. Kate Heichler