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Strength to Love: An Afternoon Retreat for Contemplatives and Activists

Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 1:00pm
“We must in strength and humility meet hate with love. … Love is the most durable power in the world.”  –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Is this still true in 2017? How we can we meet hate with love? How can we love our enemies – especially when we don’t like them? How can we find the strength? Gather with us at the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage to find out. We will sing, pray, walk, listen—to his words, the Spirit and to each other—and strategize about ways to become that beloved community of which King dreamed. For questions or to learn more, contact us at [email protected].

Our leader for the afternoon, Vikki Montgomery, has served as a pilgrimage leader, companion and center host at the Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage for almost 20 years. As a Center seminarian she led a covenant discipleship group, contemplative retreats and centering prayer sessions for university students and others. In addition, she became a founding member of a Benedictine gathering and is now an associate of Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York. While an active member of the Cathedral Congregation, she served as a healing minister and wrote liturgical-year meditations. A graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., with an M.T.S. and M.A. in theology, she focused on religion and the arts and teaching and learning. Her other vocations include writer, editor, chaplain and teacher.

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    • January 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm