â€œBread and Silenceâ€ with Maggie Ross
A solemnly professed solitary directly responsible to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Maggie Ross will lead days of contemplation and worship in Hulls Cove and in Portland in Maine:
Saturday, March 1
10-3 at the Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove, Mt. Desert Island.
Saturday, March 8
10-3 at St. Lukeâ€™s Cathedral, Portland.
Bread and Silence is an extended meditation on the Eucharist that emphasizes the priesthood of our baptism. The process takes from three to five hours, depending on the number of participants. This is an opportunity to go deeply into the heart of Christianity; the rite draws on the most ancient Christian traditions. There is nothing else like it available in the church, and many people have found it to be a life-changing experience. Clergy and religious are asked to please wear ordinary clothes so as not to distract from the focus of this event.
Attendance is strictly limited to 45 persons. Everyone is welcome (up to a total of 45.) To reserve a place âˆ’ please register in advance by email to George Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email please mention which day you wish to attend âˆ’ March 1 or March 8. The cost is $35. Checks may be made out to Katrinaâ€™s Fund and mailed to George Swanson at 349 Seawall Road, Manset, ME 04679. Scholarships are available.
Seabury Press just republished Rossâ€™s Pillars of Flame: Power, Priesthood, and Spiritual Maturity. The Archbishop of Canterbury says the book â€œunsparingly sets the Gospel in judgment over the popular Christian idolatries of our time.â€
The National Catholic Reporter comments, â€œThe questions the author raises come from scriptural and patristic thought.â€
In the foreword, Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, â€œMaggie Ross argues cogently and persuasively that we should provide the world with the paradigm of the self-emptying leadership of Christ â€“ not self-serving, not self-aggrandizing, but poured out in selfless service of others.â€
Seabury Press says â€œ…we sense what a truly Christian Church would be.â€