2022 Lenten Series with Carl McColman
Following Christ through the Wisdom of English/Episcopal Spirituality
The Episcopal Church, as part of the worldwide fellowship of churches in communion with the Church of England, is the heir to a long tradition of spiritual wisdom and guidance from the middle ages to the present day. This year, during Lent, you are invited to join with your Holy Trinity Family for a four-week series of prayer, reflection and conversation on the wit and wisdom of our English & Episcopal Spiritual Tradition.
Our journey will begin in the middle ages, with the visionary writings of mystics like Julian of Norwich and the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing. Closer to our time, we are nurtured by the spiritual imagination of C. S. Lewis and the lyrical writings of Evelyn Underhill. From the thoughtful insights of Rowan Williams (former archbishop of Canterbury), the splendid poetry of Vassar Miller, and the witness to justice of Kenneth Leech and Pauli Murray, our journey will encompass a wide variety of voices and spiritual insights, all of which lead us to our central calling as Episcopalians: responding to the love of God through Christ.
Each Wednesday evening, March 9, 16, 23, and 30, we will gather for a prayerful reflection on the wisdom of these great teachers, facilitated by local Christian author Carl McColman. Our time will include reflection on their words of wisdom, leavened with invitations to prayer and opportunities for shared reflection and dialogue. Everyone is welcome, so please join us!
About our facilitator: Carl McColman, based in Clarkston, GA, is a contemplative Christian blogger, podcaster, and the author of books like Eternal Heart and The Big Book of Christian Mysticism. In addition to his writing ministry, Carl serves as a spiritual director and has a busy schedule speaking at churches, retreat centers and monasteries (and these days, online). You can learn more about Carl by visiting www.anamchara.com