In the Sanctuary of Women:A Companion for Reflection & Prayer 14

In the Sanctuary of Women:A Companion for Reflection & Prayer 14

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The author of the groundbreaking Sacred Journeysreturns with anew book that invites us to cross into a sacred space with women fromaround the world and across the centuries. Jan Richardson, a giftedauthor, poet, and artist, believes it is essential for women to listen to one another and to bring the fullness of their lives, with all their wonders and messiness, into their life of prayer. This book, Richardson writes, is an invitation to enter into a conversation. Here amongst these pages, in the presence of women past and present, is a place to enter into the mysteries that lie at the heart of who we are. Drawing from the often hidden wellsprings of women s wisdom in Jewish and Christian traditions, In the Sanctuary of Women gathers together six women from scripture and history whose lives invite us to move more deeply into our own: Eve, St. Brigid of Kildare, the Desert Mothers, Hildegard of Bingen, Harriet Powers, and the woman of the Song of
Songs. Each chapter becomes its own sanctuary, gracing and engaging the reader with the reflections, stories, poetry, prayers, and blessings that Richardson offers. An invitation into reflection and prayer alone or in the company of others, In the Sanctuary of Womenis a book to treasure and to share with the women and the men in your life.