Sophia’s Study Circle

Sophia’s Study Circle will explore The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey To Wholeness For Women  by Christine Valters Paintner this July and August.

Paintner is the author of nine books on monasticism and creativity, including The Artist’s Rule; Water, Wind, Earth and Fire; and The Soul of a Pilgrim.  She leads pilgrimages in Ireland, Austria and Germany.  She is a Benedictine Oblate in Galway, Ireland, with her husband, John, and manages   Her books are great for group study – and this new one in particular, we think you will find nourishing and provocative.

Author Paula Huston sums up the book beautifully:  “Christine Valters Paintner is so much more than a truly fine writer; she’s a teacher, a guide, and a friend along the way.  In The Wisdom of the Body, she once again plumbs ancient monastic wisdom to help solve a contemporary problem; the sad rift between the body and soul that too often limits our experience of God.” (book cover)

We will meet for 4 sessions for discussion and contemplative experiences.*

July 11, 25 and August 8, 22.

Tuesdays at 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at The Women’s Center at Louisville Seminary (1044 Alta Vista Road, 40205)  Maximum 8 participants.  Registration is required.

Leaders:  Karen Hensel and Dana Sue Walker.

Cost:  $45

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*Please note that any experience involving movement or artistic expression will be offered in such a way that there will be suggestions and opportunity for participants to “move” or
“create” in various ways that feels comfortable and contemplative.  We will be trying to “move out of our heads” as we journey through this book – but this will not be a yoga or dance class.