Friday, 15 December – Sunday, 17 December 2023
The famous revelation made to Julian of Norwich that “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well” is no mere wishful thinking, but a vision of the ultimate triumph of God’s love over all resistance which is deeply rooted in Christian tradition, faithful to the claim made in the letter to the Ephesians about the good pleasure that God has set forth in Christ “as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.” In our weekend of reflection and prayer we will explore our freedom to let go of immoral ideas of eternal damnation, and dwell more completely in the glorious power of God to ultimately win the conversion and healing of all.
Father Martin L. Smith is well known throughout the Episcopal Church and beyond for his explorations of contemporary spirituality through workshops, retreats and preaching, and widely read books, including The Word is Very Near You, A Season for the Spirit, Reconciliation, Compass and Stars, Love Set Free, and recently, with the Rev. Julia Gatta, Go in Peace: the Art of Hearing Confessions. He has over thirty years of experience in training and supervising preachers and spiritual directors. Now retired, he makes Washington, DC his base for a roving ministry of spiritual formation and teaching.
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