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Lenten Study: The Desert Mothers – Their Lives, Sayings and Influence  

During this time of the COVID pandemic and lockdown, do the Desert Mothers have anything to say about our spiritual practices during this time of self isolation?

The early Christians of the Roman Empire faced many challenges that forced them to meet in secret and some retreated into the desert to seek greater unity with God. These we call the Desert Fathers and Mothers.  Based on the books “The Forgotten Desert Mothers” by  Laura Swan and ‘The Desert Mothers: Spiritual Practices from the Women of the Wilderness” by Mary Earle we will explore some of the motivations that led these people into extraordinary inner journeys.  

Tuesday evenings – March 2, 9, 16 and 23  Online (Zoom) 7:00 – 8:30 PM  

Leaders: Heather Luccock and Linda Robertson   If you are interested in this course, please contact Natasha in the church office 604-985-0066 or [email protected]  

We would like to order the book “The Forgotten Desert Mothers” by Laura Swan ($20 plus shipping) for the program so need to know how many will register. Bursaries are available on request. 

If you do not want a book as you prefer to download it onto your Kindle ($10) or Ipad let us know.    

There is a second optional book that you may wish to purchase or download:  ‘The Desert Mothers: Spiritual Practices from the Women of the Wilderness” by Mary Earle.   This book is not required for the course.    

To register email ([email protected]) or phone (604 985 0666) Natasha at the church office or use this Form: Registration Form

For questions about the course email Linda Robertson: [email protected]