Holy Wisdom, Mother of God

Offered by The Rev. Matthew Wright

Zoom sessions:
Friday, November 20: Evening Session, 6:30-8:00
Saturday, November 21: Morning Session, 10:00-11:30 and Afternoon Session 2:00-3:30

Suggested donation: $100

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Join us for a Friday evening and Saturday Zoom retreat as we prepare for the season of Advent.  We’ll be exploring devotion to the Divine Feminine in the Jewish and Christian traditions, particularly under the guises of Sophia, or Holy Wisdom, and Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  Drawing on the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, the mysticism of Thomas Merton, Holy Scripture, and the writings of early saints, we’ll discover Mary as a face of fierce compassion and as the God-birthing dimension of our own souls.

Rev. Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition in a wider interspiritual context. He serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY and is a teacher for Northeast Wisdom and The Contemplative Society, nonprofits rooted in the teaching lineage of Cynthia Bourgeault.  Matthew is also a decade-long student of the Mevlevi Sufi tradition under the guidance of Shaikh Kabir and Camille Helminski. He lives with his wife, Yanick, alongside the brothers of Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY.