Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land
This past Lent I had the joy of partnering with the Benedictine Sisters of Erie to conduct an online “Lent Pilgrimage.”
The Sisters run an “online monastery” called Monasteries of the Heart (MOH). Perhaps you’re acquainted with the work of Sister Joan Chittister, who is the public face of the community.
I encourage you to check out MOH. It’s a tremendous resource for learning about the monastic way of life without leaving home or even missing dinner. For Protestants, it dispels misunderstandings about the what and why of monastic life. It’s truly a portal into another world.
I got connected to MOH through a dear friend of mine, Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard (who tweets at @yoursbc) who cofounded Spirituality Book Club — a spiritual book club that meets face to face in the Bloomington/Normal IL area, and also has a global online presence. (In the late nineties Sue and I served churches in the same presbytery, Great Rivers.)
Recently Sue wrote a review of my book for MOH — check it out!
It’s so much fun to work with energetic, spirit-filled women who are crossing religious divisions online. It gives me hope for the future. I’d love to hear from you, whether you’re Protestant or Catholic, to know what you think of these partnerships.