Thursday, December 11, 2008

Advent Quiet Night Dec 2

Last week a small band of Abbey members gathered in the Rhodes Room at St. George's for our annual Advent Quiet Night. The event was preceded by a simple soup and salad supper, topped off with some fabulous desserts, all contributed by members of the Abbey.

Missie Burman and Marlee Norton presented a thoughtful program focused on what it feels like when your life suddenly veers off in a new direction, as it did for Mary and her relative Elizabeth. We enjoyed long moments of silent contemplation on this theme and a shared reading of a simple Scottish story about three little trees whose lives also turned out differently than they'd expected.

Many thanks to all who attended, contributed food, helped out in many ways, but especially to Missie and Marlee for designing a wonderful program.

May your Advent experience this year be a peaceful one.


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