Praying with Poetry

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Praying with Poetry

An online course to practice and discuss praying with poetry.

By Virginia Theological Seminary

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Thursday, March 2 · 4pm PST



Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

About this event

This event is brought to you by the department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary

This Thursday evening class will meet online for a total of 5 classes via Zoom meeting from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. eastern from March 2 - 30, 2023.

In this short online course participants will read poetry contemplatively, sometimes writing in response, and explore how the words, music, and images that we encounter in poems can help us respond more deeply to God's presence in our lives. Poets to be read include Gerard Manley Hopkins, Mary Oliver, Denise Levertov, Joy Harjo, Wendell Berry, Lucille Clifton and others.

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Dr. Kathleen (Kathy) Henderson Staudt has been teaching at VTS since 1994. She currently teaches Christian Spirituality in Lifelong Learning and in the Doctoral programs. A poet and spiritual director, she has published 3 volumes of her poetry as well as scholarly work in spirituality and the arts, notably on the poet and artist David Jones, who saw art and poetry as "sacramental" practices. Kathy was a finalist in the 2021 Paraclete Poetry contest.

About the organizer

Led by the Holy Spirit, Virginia Theological Seminary forms and educates leaders who proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helps others participate in God’s mission throughout the world. We are a racially and culturally diverse residential community of The Episcopal Church, devoted to worship & prayer; teaching & learning; and research & service to the wider church.   



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