PCS 708 - Preparing the Heart’s Sanctuary – Advent Marian reflections to renew your spirit and embrace the birth of Christ within

A six-week self-paced independent study

Begin the course any time after registration

Prepared by Sibyl Dana Reynolds


Enroll now at: https://pcseminary.teachable.com/p/preparing-the-heart-s-sanctuary


The Advent Journey

This six-week, gently paced independent study, is offered for your personal reflection and spiritual enrichment throughout the sacred season of Advent, concluding with Epiphany.

Each week's reflection will explore Mary's journey from the Annunciation to Jesus's birth and beyond. Mary, Mother of Jesus, will inspire our hearts as we envision and embody our sacred sanctuaries, our oratories, within us. We will reflect with the symbols and mystical/human nature of Mary, as we contemplate the depth of this holy season.

Each week we will journey with Mary through Scripture, poetry, imagery, music and story.

Simple journal reflections will accompany each Marian devotion. Additionally, invitations for sacred creative expression will be provided weekly.

With the arrival of Epiphany, we will consider ways to contemplate and foster our personal spiritual intentions for the New Year.

Sibyl Dana Reynolds

For thirty-five years, as an author, spiritual director and passionate journaler, I have shared spiritual and creative practices with women through my books, online courses, sacred art-making and residential retreats. As retired bishop and the foundress of a spiritual and contemplative women's global community, Belle Coeur Sisterhood, I believe when a woman creates time and space to contemplate, write, and respond…transformation occurs. It’s the work and joy of my heart to offer sacred, prayerful, study and practices as pathways to discovery for a woman’s personal interior journey.

Growing in Wisdom: Seeking Deeper Generativity is a two-year program for those who are embracing the second half of life and who are longing to explore the spiritual invitations of their wisdom years. How do I give my life to the world? And how do I prepare for eventual illness, diminishment and death, so that my death is my final blessing to my family, community and the world?

This program is rooted in the Forest Dwelling Program, Oblate School of Theology, and the ground-breaking work of Fr. Ron Rolheiser OMI. The program involves four 5-day intensives (September and February) over two years, monthly meetings with other participants in Elder Circles, a monthly meeting with a spiritual director, and optional monthly book studies. The Growing in Wisdom program is primarily offered on zoom. Applications are now being accepted for the September 2023 – June 2025 program. For more information, please contact Nancy Phillips, Coordinator, growinginwisdom@outlook.com.

You are invited to watch a recording of Fr. Ron’s recent webinar “The Fruits of My Life in the Wisdom Years":


Join Us For Our Fall 2022 Lecture Series


Friday, November 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Speaker: Rev. Richard Lennan, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Free lecture - attend in person or virtually

Details and to Register, click here
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