Monday, Septmeber 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm ET
with Mary E. Hunt
“The best ones grow in shade”
Canadian writer and poet Margaret Atwood’s poem “Blackberries” in her new collection Dearly is as ripe and full as the berries she describes. We will use it as the kickoff for another abundant season of WATERmeditations.
WATER offers a contemplative prayer opportunity each month. This is a communal meditation that welcomes everyone. We gather around a presented theme. There is a time of silence and reflection followed by optional sharing. You are welcome to join us by Zoom.
All are welcome. The circle emerged from the Engaging Impasse process, which combines meditation with community dialogue. No experience is required; just come with a contemplative spirit. Your presence will enrich us all.
Archive of WATERmeditations
Mary E. Hunt shares thoughts from Indian environmental activist and anti-globalization author Vandana Shiva about the harmfulness of consumerism.
November’s meditation with Virginia Day features readings by novelist Flannery O’Connor.
WATER’s September Contemplative Prayer/Meditation featured Judy Bond, who shared a passage by Maya Angelou. Poem available here.
Meditation / Contemplative Prayer with Cheryl Nichols, “Come and Listen”
Contemplative Prayer/Meditation with Cathy Jaskey honoring Kaye Ashe, OP. Read the poem here.
“Being with Beauty” with Phoebe Knopf
“Mountain Beauty: Timeless and Deep Over the Millennia” with Janet L. Bohren featuring the poem “The Inexorable Refinement of Time” by Joan Chittister. Poem available here.
“Water…the Beauty, the Power, the Strength of It” with Sr. Hope Bauerlin featuring the poem “The Waterfall” for May Swenson by Mary Oliver. Poem available here.
“Swing Low” with Mary E. Hunt featuring a poem by Jane Schaberg. Poem available here.
“Faithfulness” with Mary E. Hunt featuring a poem by Nicola Slee from The Book of Mary.
“To Know the Dark” with Geralyn McDowell featuring poems by Gertrude Mueller Nelson and Wendell Berry. Poems available here.
“Light Bearers” with Cynthia Tootle
“More About Names” with Janis Roihl
“Our Cloud of Witnesses: A Meditation on Our Mentors in Faith” with Cheryl Nichols
“The Power to Name” with Geralyn McDowell
“Affirming Healing on All Levels” with Cynthia Tootle
“Faith” with Mary E. Hunt
with Mary E. Hunt
“Children and Peace” with Mary E. Hunt
“Mindful Eating” with Mary E. Hunt
“What I Have Learned So Far” with Cheryl Nichols
with Janis Roihl
“Tea with the Goddesses” with Cynthia Tootle
“The First Day of Your Life” with Barbara Cullom
“Brigit Ritual” with Dr. Mary Condren