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Jan L. Richardson

Jan L. Richardson is an artist, writer, and ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. She serves as director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC, and travels widely as a retreat leader and conference speaker. Known for her distinctive intertwining of…

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Cultivating Sabbath Rest

Read: For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community. Many Americans balk at the idea of setting aside an entire day for worship, rest, and time with those who matter most to them. In a culture of constant... Continue reading
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Christian Women Who Inspire

Hannah Hurnard

Hannah Hurnard (1905—1990) was a British and American writer most noted for her series of modern Christian allegories. The first, Hinds’ Feet on High Places, draws on holiness doctrine and imagery from the Song of Solomon to tell how Much-Afraid…

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Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179), a German Benedictine nun and mystical writer/composer, was a woman of tremendous authority and influence within the Roman Catholic Church and the politics of her time. She was “rediscovered” in the late twentieth century after more than eight…

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Joan D. Chittister, O. S. B.

Sister Joan Chittister is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, author, spiritual writer, and peace and justice advocate. She is Executive Director of Benetvision: A Resource and Research Center for Contemporary Spirituality, former Benedictine prioress (Erie, Pennsylvania), and…

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