Spiritual Guides of the High and Late Middle Ages
Our Monday class will spend the next six weeks looking at particular personalities of the Middle Ages and discussing their spiritual leadership and what we might learn about our relationship with God and each other from them. In the latter part of the Middle Ages, as the hierarchy of the church began to be replaced by political powers, many new ideas about our life in God flourished in something of a Renaissance before the Renaissance. We’ll be trying to get to know five of the people who each show us something beautiful about ourselves and our God.
If you’ve never been to our Monday class, know that it is a discussion class with time for silence and prayer. It is not a scholarly class that requires that you make every class or necessarily start at the beginning. Come when you can. It is a class that offers a safe space for each of us to explore our life in God in depth. Join us!
September 10 Hildegaard von Bingen 1098-1179 (German)
September 17 Francis of Assisi 1181-1226 (Italian)
September 24 Jelaludin Rumi 1207-1273 (Tajik/Turkish; Muslim/Pan-religious)
October 1 Meister Eckhardt 1260-1328 (German, studied at University of Paris)
October 8 Julian of Norwich 1342-1416 (English)
October 15 Break (Clergy and staff are at Bishop’s Conference at Shrine Mont)
October 22 New Class led by Emily Lyth