2019 9th Annual CLC Women’s Retreat
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
@ Christ Lutheran Church
8:30am – 4:00pm
Presenter: Mara Faulkner, OSB
“May Our Words Be Made Flesh”
Writing as Down-to-Earth Spiritual Practice
We will “listen with the ears of our heart”, to the voices inside and outside our lives that are begging for honest expression. Provocative readings, shared silence, the company of others, and our own courage will guide us in discovering new insights into our lives and the life of the world. Writers of all kinds are welcome, as well as those who don’t consider themselves writers!
Author Biography:
Mara Faulkner, OSB, a retired literature professor primarily at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University and writer for over forty-five years is a longtime member of St. Benedict’s Monastery. She has published several books: Going Blind: A Memoir; Born of Common Hungers: Benedictine Women in Search of Connections (with photographer Annette Brophy); and a book of poems titled Still Birth. Since retiring, Sr. Mara regularly leads writing workshops and retreats at St. Benedict’s Monastery Spirituality Center and tutors adult immigrants in the English language at Discovery School in Waite Park. She has also led interfaith workshops, “My Neighbor is Muslim” and helped organize “circles of understanding” between Muslims and Benedictine sisters.