The Illumination of the Ordinary World – Sacred Stories
An Explore Spirituality 6-part series lead by Jean Ward
Each week we will explore an author and one of their books. You do not have to have read the book in order to participate. Jean will prepare a video for each week where she sets the scene for the portion of the story she will read.
It is often in the ordinariness of our lives that true courage is found and the sacred known.
All the writers below are concerned about actual lived experience and the dislocation we experience from the time we are born. Lives are not easy but hope somehow prevails.
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – to 8:30 p.m. October 20 through November 24.
Registration is required, and you will receive the Zoom login details via email prior to the first session.
Below are the authors, books, and themes we will explore.
October 20: Ken Haruf, Plainsong – (The Precious Ordinary)
October 27: Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping – (Lonely Souls)
November 3: David Adams Richards, Nights Below Station Street – (For the Wounded and Those Who Stand With Them)
November 10: Rudy Wiebe, Come Back – (Dislocations in Time and Space)
November 17: Doris Lessing, Marriages between Zones Three, Four and Five – (A Malady of the Heart)
November 24: Miriam Towes, Fight Night – (Making Us Care Again and Again)