Monasteries of the Heart

Lenten Soup Suppers, St. Hilary’s, Hesperia, CA

The Benedictine Study Group members of St. Hilary’s Episcopal Church in California’s high desert city of Hesperia helped coordinate the church’s Lenten studies with the Rev. Shannon Collis. The Benedictine members wore their aprons symbolizing hospitality and served homemade soups and breads. After each supper, the Benedictines presented historical icons for study, including “The Non-Sleeping Eye,” “the Pantocrator,” “Christ Triumphed,” “Christ Seized in the Garden,” and “Christ’s Descent Into Hell.” Then Rev. Shannon coordinated information from her sermons and gospel readings with applications to daily living from “The Mind of Christ: the Transforming Powers of Thinking His Thoughts,” by T.W. Hunt .

In the photo, Benedictine Study Group members Lloyd and Tina Newell lead the discussion about icons at St. Hilary's Episcopal Church during the Lent soup-suppers.

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