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Events the Past Three Months


The Women Who Followed Jesus

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

Who are the women named in the Gospels as followers of Jesus? Who are the "many others" who remain unnamed? We will take a close look at the various gospel passages about Jesus' women followers, especially at his death and resurrection, and explore how their witness still speaks to us today.

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Celtic Patterns, Celtic Prayer

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:30am - 3:30pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $60

Together we'll chant ancient prayers from the Carmina Gadelica and Breastplate of St. Patrick. Victoria will guide us through Celtic manuscript illuminations of the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. We will draw inspiration and spiritual nourishment from Celtic saints, along with thoughts and prayers from contemporary Celtic writers.

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Heart and Soul

Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:00pm
South Sound Manor, 455 North St SE, Tumwater

info.. Kathy 360-951-1155, officemanager@cslolympia.org
Website.. http://www.cslolympia.org

Admission/cost.. $25

Music and dancing featuring LaVon Hardison and Brent Pendleton.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Center for Spiritual Living, Olympia and Interfaith Works.

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Art of Self-Compassion and Mindful Meditation

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $60

The art of self-compassion promotes compassion to oneself and hence, compassion for all living beings in the world we share. Discover through reflection and meditation how this practice can help you honor and accept your humanness, enhance interpersonal relationships and promote care of the spirit.

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Silent Centering Prayer Retreat

Friday - Sunday, March 20-22, 2015, Fri 7:15pm - Sun 1:30pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $180

Take your relationship with God and your Centering Prayer practice deeper on this weekend silent retreat. Retreat includes periods of Centering Prayer and time for solitude within the intentional silence observed throughout the entire retreat. Intended for those with at least 6 months of daily Centering Prayer practice.

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Exploring the Depths of Loss and Grief

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $60

Explore the many aspects and experiences of loss and grief from various perspectives. That exploration, in turn, will lead towards deeper self-awareness, increased attentiveness toward others who are grieving, and greater skillfulness in helping those who are dealing with issues of loss and grief.

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Coming of Age: Youth, Religion & Identity in Challenging Times

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:00pam - 3:30pm
Harned Hall 110, St Martin's University, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey

Admission/cost.. n/a

Community Conversations - Interfaith dialogue on issues important to our community and the world.

Program:

  • Interfaith panel
  • Small group talks
  • Large group reflection

    Light refreshments following

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  • Journey to Easter: Triduum Retreat

    Thursday - Sunday, April 2-5, 2015, Thur 3:00pm - Sun 12:00pm
    The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

    info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
    Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

    Admission/cost.. $190, or $225 w/ Spiritual Direction

    Travel the road to Calvary with Jesus. Let the silence of the Triduum retreat help you be fully present to this holy time. Begin by joining the Benedictine Sisters for a special meal on Holy Thursday. Be with us as we let the liturgies of each day lead us deeper into the journey to Easter. We will celebrate new life with 9:00 a.m. Eucharist on Easter Sunday followed by a simple breakfast with the Sisters and Mass participants. Spiritual Direction is available on Thursday before 3:00 p.m.

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    Prayer Beads

    Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
    The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

    info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
    Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

    Admission/cost.. $50

    Using our hands in prayer adds two sensory cues: We can see and feel our prayers as well as hear the words. We will explore rosaries from the Catholic tradition and prayer ropes of the Eastern Orthodox Church. We will concentrate on Anglican prayer beads. Patterns, resources, and tips for creating handmade beads will be presented.

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    Welcoming Prayer

    Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
    The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

    info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
    Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

    Admission/cost.. $50

    The Welcoming Prayer is an active prayer for everyday life. It addresses values clustered around energy deeply invested in security/survival; affection/esteem; and power/control. Acting out of our unconscious desires fossilized in these "energy centers" can lead us away from our intention to be faithful and away from God. The Welcoming Prayer can help to dismantle these obstacles so that we may live more faithfully. It is intended to be used in daily life to complement Centering Prayer or other contemplative practice.

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    Opening in Divine Presence

    3rd Tuesdays of the Month, (except Oct 28)
    Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 16, 2014
    Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21, 2015
    9:00 am - Noon
    St. Placid Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College Street NE, Lacey, WA 98516

    info..360-438-2595, prioryprograms@gmail.com
    Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

    Admission/cost.. $350 for all 7 sessions

    Each month through contemplation, the participants will gather to experience opening in God. Through extended silence, breath, movement, and words of facilitation, Presence is explored using a specific theme. Each session is completed with reflection, rest, and sharing. The participants will return to their daily living having practiced contemplation as a way of being with the circumstances of our lives.

    Jamie Deering is a retreat facilitator, licensed massage therapist, teacher, mentor, and music director fostering transformation through expansive awareness. She holds a Masters in Teaching and also trained with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.


    Explore Being in Presence Retreat

    Friday - Sunday, April 24-26, 2015, Fri 7:15pm - Sun 1:30pm
    The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

    info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
    Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

    Admission/cost.. $200

    Through contemplation, this retreat invites you to open in Divine Presence. Using prompts from a multitude of faith traditions, we will notice, explore, and open our thoughts, feelings and perspectives in the safe welcoming space of Love. Through contemplation, rest, and sharing, we will explore being in Presence as an orientation for responding to life's challenges.

    Bring water bottle, pen, journal, shoes and sweater for outdoors, yoga mat is optional.

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    Art as Health

    Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
    The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

    info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
    Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

    Admission/cost.. $50

    Art as Health is designed to inform participants how experiencing the fine arts promotes healing of body and spirit. The program provides discussion of medical studies, a group arts activity, and shows how views of visual art, nature, poetry, and music merge as creative pathways to wellness.

    Bring a sack lunch & welcome to bring art supplies like pastels, colored pencils/papers, fabrics, collage materials, etc.

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    CROP Hunger Walk

    Sunday, May 3, 1:30 pm - varies by walker
    Begins at State Capitol Campus

    info.. Wayne Gruen, CROP Hunger Walk Committe Chair, 352-9703; Interfaith Works 357-7224
    Website.. http://www.crophungerwalk.org/olympiawa http://www.interfaith-works.org/CropWalk.php

    Join us for a beautiful walk around Capitol Lake on the first Sunday in May and raise funds to help end hunger, too! CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide, volunteer events to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Some of the local recipients include the Thurston County Food Bank, Senior Services' Meals on Wheels, GRuB, and others. We would love YOUR help to make our 34th Annual walk a success. If you'd like to be a walker, choose from the 5K or 10K option (3.1 or 6.2 miles); if you'd like to just donate, either go the event webpage - http://www.crophungerwalk.org/olympiawa - or call our office or Wayne Gruen, Committee Chair, 352-9703. This is a great activity for groups, coworkers, and families! See the flyer for ways to create your own team. And call us if you have any questions.

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    The Hidden Feminine: A Jungian Approach

    Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
    The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

    info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
    Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

    Admission/cost.. $60

    Many of us have lost the dynamic connection to the feminine in Scripture. Using a Jungian archetypal approach, we will explore the feminine aspect of God through the study of Covenant, Shekinah, Wisdom, the Book of Judith and New Testament stories of the Fierce Feminine to reclaim that possibility for ourselves.

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    The Wisdom of the Beguines

    Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
    The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

    info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
    Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

    Admission/cost.. $50

    Are you feeling drawn by the Holy Spirit to serve the gospel in a new & possibly non-traditional way? Yearning for community? Contemporary seekers are drawn to the beguines for their examples of community and shared ministry. We will explore their story & writings. You may well find confirmation of your life's path.

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    Interfaith Works’ 41st Annual Meeting

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 7:00pm
    St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave SE, Olympia

    Join us for the meeting and "Hidden Gems" Awards

    Free Admission (donations appreciated). Silent Auction featuring decorative birdhouses. Light Refreshments Served & Live Music. All our members, friends and supporters are welcome!

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    Human Trafficking in Thurston County - What Does it Look Like

    Thursday, May 21st
    6:00 pm
    First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St SE

    info.. 360-943-8025
    Website.. http://firstchristianolympia.org/

    Admission/cost.. n/a

    Join us for a presentation by Linda Malanchuk-Finnon and Jeri Moomaw of the Thurston County Coalition Against Trafficking.


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