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Spiritual Summer Camp: Lectio Divina: A Doorway into Creative Prayer

Sunday, August 9, 2020 | 4:00pm

Why should kids have all the fun? Join us on the Sunday evening listed below as we explore playful practices that nourish the spirit. Invite your friends or make new ones as we write, draw, and engage with the Spirit in creative community. All sessions will occur on Zoom. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you with your confirmation upon registration.

Writer-producer Julia Cameron believes that “creativity is God’s gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.” But sometimes we need a little inspiration to get our creative juices flowing. Exploring the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, learn how spacious, intentional reading (and seeing) can open an inspired doorway into prayer. Using poetry, art, and sacred texts, we’ll offer our own creative response through words or images to take away a framework for creative prayer that we can incorporate into our daily lives.

Terri Lynn Simpson is the coordinator for the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage at Washington National Cathedral and the founder of Anam Cara Retreats. Celtic spirituality is her path, writing is her practice, and inviting people into thin places where they may share their stories and experience the presence of the Holy is her work. In addition to having a graduate degree in theology and a doctorate in Spirituality and Story, Terri is a long-time student of Celtic spirituality. Grounded in the three-fold practices of prayer, pilgrimage, and poetry, she weaves strands of these Celtic influences into the retreats, pilgrimages and workshops she leads for churches, healing ministries, women’s groups, and faith based non-profit organizations.

  • Admission
  • Dates Offered
    • August 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    • This event takes place from 4-5 pm EDT