with Victoria Loorz
A Workshop for Women
Date: February 5th, 2023
Time: 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Place: Clingman Chapel, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 330 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
WE ARE NOW ON A WAIT LIST FOR THIS EVENT. Please go ahead and register – and if anyone cancels we will let you know. Registration Required (If a make-up snow date is needed, it will be a virtual workshop.) Max: 35 participants
Suggested Minimum Donation: $10 – $25
The Feminine Web of Inter-being
The interconnected reality of Nature has been ignored by our patriarchal society, and the whole world suffers because of it. Thomas Berry named the underlying problem:
“We are between stories. The old story is no longer effective. Yet we have not learned ‘the new story.’ We are talking only to ourselves. We are not talking to the rivers, we are not listening to the wind and stars. We have broken the great conversation. By breaking that conversation we have shattered the universe.”2
The new story is rooted in a feminine worldview, a remembering our place in the interconnected family of life, a way of being in intimate relationship with all things. This kindred worldview is an ancient and sacred way of being. Thich Nhat Hanh calls it “inter-being.” Victoria’s book, Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred, explores the journey of restoring the great conversation. This workshop introduces spiritual practices to deepen relationship with your place, restore conversation with the trees, wind and crows in your place, and reconnect with your own wild soul as we co-create a new story of kinship, compassion and interconnection.
REGISTRATION/WAIVER FORM (Required)
Victoria Loorz, MDiv, is a “wild church pastor,” an “eco-spiritual director” and co-founder of several transformation-focused organizations focused on the integration of nature and spirituality. She feels most alive when collaborating with Mystery and kindred spirits to create opportunities for people to re-member themselves back into intimate, sacred relationship with the rest of the living world.
After twenty years as a pastor of indoor churches, she launched the first Church of the Wild, in Ojai CA and began to meet others with the same sense of call to leave building and expand the Beloved Community beyond our own species. She then co-founded the ecumenical Wild Church Network.
Victoria is co-founder and director of Seminary of the Wild, which is focused on a deep-dive yearlong Eco-Ministry Certificate program for all those who feel called by Earth and Spirit to “restore the great conversation.” (Thomas Berry)
To learn more about Victoria click here.
WE THANK OUR SPONSORS WHO HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO OFFER THIS SPECIAL, IN-PERSON WORKSHOP WITH VICTORIA AT NO CHARGE. We are asking those who can afford to do so, to consider giving a donation to help offset administrative costs. Thank you!