Dancing Into New Dreams

Happy Easter season! I hope you are enjoying the flowering of Spring and the gifts of resurrection in your life. I have so much to share! Mostly I want to say that we did it! We completed our Thea Bowman play – I Will Live Until I Die, written by ValLimar Jansen and performed by a cast of 50 folks here in Seattle! We also launched the video podcasts for the Soul of a Pilgrim Prayer Cycle at Abbey of the Arts, led the Awakening the Spirit retreat with Kayce Hughlett, had an article on movement in spiritual direction published, and celebrated a 50 year reunion of cast members for Cyrano de Bergerac.

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Dancing with a Prophetic Voice

Blessings of Lent to you! And blessings of Black History Month too! I’m offering a quick note to you to invite you to two events celebrating the life of Sr. Thea Bowman: a retreat with Abbey of the Arts, and a Live Musical performance my beloved friend, ValLimar Jansen, a dynamic playwright, storyteller and amazing singer. We are bringing parishes, Gospel choirs, dancers and actors together to create this beauty in Seattle!

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Dancing with the Dawning Light

Happy New Year! And happy 9th Day of Christmas! As we move towards the feast of Epiphany I love this magical time of light birthed in the darkness, when life slows down and we pause to we enter the new year, reflecting on all that was, and all that is to come.

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Birthing the Holy

As we move towards Advent, I am grateful and excited to share with you my latest creation! As you may remember, last year, we at Abbey of the Arts published a beautiful book and CD entitled Birthing the Holy, exploring Mary in her many different facets. Now I have finally put the finishing touch on the Video Dance Collection to accompany these offerings! (See details below.) Join us for a release party on November 30th!

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Dancing for Peace

Blessings of October and the Feast Day of St. Teresa of Avila! (October 15th.) Summer days are behind us, and now that we have entered fall, there is so much to grapple with in our world. So much heartbreak, so much need for hope. Having traveled to Israel and Palestine in the past few years, my heart goes out to all those who are suffering trauma and the devastating effects of violence.

We live our small lives, and at the same time, we are called to be part of our big world, and to dedicate our lives to the path of peace. Sometimes, we fail miserably! And yet, as people of faith, we come back to our practices that cultivate peace, and lead us to actions of solidarity that foster peace in our world. Dancing and song are our ancient practices of prayer.

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