Come experience a deeper connection with God, yourself, and others by joining us on a 40-day journey through Lent by exploring wisdom of the poets. Below is a link to curated collection of poetry authored by writers living in the third century to the contemporary era. Their insight to faith and Jesus’ life is organized to take us each day from “Mystery and Love” to facing “The Stumbling Block,” reflect on “Conversion” and invite us to “Practice Resurrection.” Edited by Daniel B. Clendenin, these poems will appeal to novice readers and delight those long steeped in this literary form. Available as an electronic guide to download a version for your preferred device.
Katie Lancaster has written a companion prayer for each day’s poem and is also available through an email, social media, and our website.
You are also invited to join Jo Forrest during Lent to talk about your experiences and ideas over a ‘cuppa in a casual setting. Below is a schedule inviting you to drop in as convenient:
- Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, April 1, and 8 at 8 a.m. Online in Jo Forrest’s home.
Church Going by Philip Larkin
O Comforting Fire of Spirit by Hildegard of Bingen
The Place Where We Are Right by Yehuda Amichai
Antilamentation by Dorianne Laux
The Way It Is by William Stafford
Now I Become Myself by May Sarton Let us be [...]