Advent Doors is a Saint Catherine's community project that invites you to share something of yourself with others on one, two or all the weeks of the season.
This week we look at John the Baptizer's response to the question: "Who are you?" in John 1:6-8, 19-28.
Advent Door 3 invites us to reflect on the question "Where I'm from": Share images or words or something that opens us up to where you are from - places and people that hold your roots and ground you.
(1) Art by Jan Richardson: Where I'm From (purchased from: https://janrichardsonimages.com/index.php)
(2) Rev Sharon's family twice a year would spend time on the East Coast of South Africa, in a little town called Mtwalume. Walks on the beach hearing the roaring Indian Ocean framed so much of her early life with her family and her time alone in the presence of Mystery.
(3-6)Come from the Center. Return to the Center. The Journey completes. (Photos by Deborah Foster)
(7) “As person of Chinese ancestry, people sometimes ask me “Where are you from?”. “The first Chinese baby in Newfoundland was born to Roy Lee and his wife, of Gander, who had moved from Toronto early in 1950.” (Encyclopedia of Newfoundland - Volume 1, p. 426)Surprise! (Image from Gordon Lee)
(8-12) Where I’m from. Places that ground me. (Photos by Vivian McGie)
(13-16) Places I feel are home. However, during times where we cannot travel or visit, I look to the skies to broaden my sense of where I'm from. (Photos from Melanie Hackett)
(17-20) Monica MacDonald - Reminds me from where I am from.