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When speaking of Advent we might use words like journey, darkness, waiting, birth, humility, light, and incarnation. Ultimately, Advent encompasses all of those words because its focus is on our relationship with God and each other. We journey with God through our own self-discovery and God’s coming in flesh to lighten our darkness. On this quiet morning, we will explore some of the subtle aspects of those words as we may experience them in prayer, in the season of Advent, and through our journey with God, both corporately and personally.



9:30 ~ Welcome and announcements – Sr. Madeleine Mary, CSM

9:45 ~ First Address: Keeping the Reverence of God Before our Eyes

Followed by prayer and silence.

11:00 ~ Second Address: Finding Revelation and Relationship

Followed by prayer and silence.

12:30 ~ Midday Prayers


About the Presenter:

Sr. Madeleine Mary, CSM is Prioress at the Community of St. Mary, Southern Province, and holds an M.Div. from The School of Theology as well as a certificate in Spiritual Direction from The General Seminary. She has been a Religious for 50 years, has served as a spiritual director for over thirty years, is a member of Spiritual Directors International, and has served as spiritual director in New York and Sewanee, and for seminarians at Virginia Seminary, the General Seminary, Union Seminary, Yale, and Sewanee. She has also done retreat work and programs widely throughout the United States as well as in Europe. While living in New York as a member of the Community of the Holy Spirit, she served as the Reverend Mother for twelve years and was the Program Director for the CHS Earth Ministry. Since she transferred to the Community of St. Mary, she has served as Prioress and has used her writing, preaching, reflections, photography and video skills to help people explore the connections between faith, care for creation, and Benedictine spirituality.

Event Recording: 2022 Advent Quiet Day

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