Women of the Diocese of the Rio Grande

"Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in everyone." (1 Corinthians 12:4-6)

“The mission of the Women of the Diocese of the Rio Grande is to connect and support all women in their diverse ministries. We do this by offering opportunities to gather for studying, re-creating, and celebrating who we are as women of Faith, Hope and Love.”

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Pray, Love, Remember" Retreat in Santa Fe

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet other women of the Diocese, pray together, and hear an acclaimed speaker and writer, Deborah Smith Douglas-all for FREE! 

Deep Peace and High Anxiety: “Pray, Love, Remember”
Women’s Spirituality  Retreat
February 9, 2013
 9:00-4:00 p.m.  Church of the Holy Faith
led by Deborah Smith Douglas

We all live in what the poet W. H. Auden called the “age of anxiety.”  But we are also invited into the peace of God, a peace so radical that it “passes all understanding.” 
How can we get from here to there?  Without denying the power of what we fear, how can we learn to live in trust and hope? 

This retreat will use Scripture and poetry, as well as insights from psychology and art and the lives of the saints, to explore ways we might loosen the grip of worry on our lives, and enlarge our faith that we might hold our anxieties both more lightly and from a deeper place. 

Deborah Smith Douglas has degrees in literature and law, and is a writer, spiritual director and retreat leader.  She is the author of The Praying Life: Seeking God in All Things and, with her husband David Douglas, of Pilgrims in the Kingdom: Travels in Christian Britain.  Her essays have been published in Weavings, Commonweal, Desert Call, Spiritual Life, Christian Century, and The American Benedictine Review.  She is a laywoman in the Episcopal Church, and a Camaldolese Benedictine oblate.

Saturday, February 9, 2012
Deep Peace and High Anxiety: “Pray, Love, Remember”

Where: Palen Hall at the Church of the Holy Faith - 311 E. Palace Avenue Santa Fe
Information: The Very Reverend Peggy Patterson @ 982 4447 Ext. 119
When: Saturday, Feb. 9 8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast; 9:00-4:45 p.m. Retreat (included closing Eucharist at 4:00 p.m.)
What: Bring a Brown Bag Lunch. Drinks will be provided
Cost: This Retreat is a Gift from Deborah Smith Douglas and Holy Faith
Who: All Women in the community are invited to come.
How: Please register by February 1 so adequate space can be provided. You may also call 982 4447, Ext. 119, and leave name and email and phone number.