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for lent

DEADLINE: friday, JANUARY 10, 2020

CALLING ALL WRITERS, artists and musicians

Her Way of Love will offer an online Lenten retreat, centered on the Desert Mothers, with a heavy dose of The Way of Love and a Rule of Life. 

 

Cheryl Sharman will be facilitating the retreat. She is a spiritual director and retreat leader, serving as the Spiritual Advisor for Her Way of Love.

 

We are delighted to issue a call for submissions for our retreat. You are invited to share writing, images, &/or music. 

 

Some details:​

  • Level 1 submissions (most likely to be selected): incorporate the Desert Mothers, Lent, The Way of Love, a Rule of Life, AND the Episcopal Lectionary &/or Daily Office.

  • Level 2 submissions (a little less likely to be selected): incorporate 2-3 of the following: Desert Mothers, Lent, The Way of Love, a Rule of Life, and the Episcopal Lectionary &/or Daily Office.

  • Level 3 submissions (still worth submitting!): incorporate 1-2 of the following: Desert Mothers, Lent, The Way of Love, a Rule of Life, and the Episcopal Lectionary &/or Daily Office.

  • Please let us know which Desert Mother(s), Lectionary, &/or Daily Office reading(s) you plan to incorporate, so we can include as many as possible.

  • Writing includes: original pieces where you hold the copyright (e.g., prose reflections, prayers, poems, blessings, questions or prompts to deepen the experience) + short excerpts of sayings from the Ammas. Let’s say the word count is 500 words max. We welcome contributions in any language, as long as there’s an English translation to accompany it.

  • Images include: original pieces where you hold the copyright (e.g., photos, drawings, paintings, mandalas).

  • Music includes: original pieces where you hold the copyright. Let’s say the length is 2-3min max.

  • Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2020, noon Central Time (US).

  • Payment: At this juncture, we can only pay you by linking your submission(s) to your website(s) &/or social media pages. Please trust that we value your time & gifts, and are looking into more funding sources (drop us a line if you have ideas about sources of support, such as your church, for this important work).

  • Resources: Forward Movement’s Liturgical Calendar (here); Mission St Clare’s Daily Office (here); the Episcopal Church Lectionary (here) (and here, where you can click through to dates during Lent); via the Lectionary, on the three most well-known Desert Mothers, or Ammas (Sarah, Theodora, and Syncletica) (here); some of Cheryl's favorite books on the Desert Mothers (Mary Earle’s here, Laura Swan’s here, Mary Forman’s here).

  • No guarantee that your submission will be accepted, and it will likely be edited (hopefully minimally). 

 

Please also spread the word to any other Episcopalian women (including any who identify as women, and especially women of color &/or women who reside outside the US). 

 

And don’t hesitate to ask any questions! 

 

Thanks for reading this far, in advance for any contribution(s) you send, and just generally for being you! We’re so grateful! 

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