Book Study – The Wisdom of the Beguines: Medieval Women Seeking Independence
Led by The Rev. Mary Davila, Catherine Farley, & Katie Wood
The story of the beguines needs to be told! These faith-filled women began to gather in the Low Countries of Europe in the 12th century, and the last known one died in the 1800/1900s. Beguines were laywomen, not nuns, and they did not live in monasteries. They practiced a remarkable way of living independently, and they were never a religious order or a formalized movement. However, they embraced a visionary spirituality, practiced unusual business acumen, and exhibited a courageous commitment to the poor and sick.
We will dip into the well of hope and faith embodied by these women, and consider how their lives inspire us today…
How can we be connected to our most vulnerable neighbors when physical contact is limited?
How can women navigate the world with grace and grit?
How can reclaim the simple but profound discipleship of tending to the sick, educating those who have less access to resources, and sharing our faith?
7:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom
Thursday, Jan. 21
Thursday, Jan. 28
Tuesday, Feb. 2 (The author of the book, Sister Laura Swan, will join us from Oregon for this gathering!)
Bible Works: Tools for Living
Led by The Rev. Jim Adams
Learn more about Bible Works here (link).