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The Gift of Holy Leisure: 7 Poems on the Art of Wasting Time

The Gift of Holy Leisure

Are you always feeling pulled in a million different directions? Constantly lamenting that you’re just too busy, running from one project to the next?

Consider a different way of living. Enroll in a new Monasteries of the Heart eCourse, “The Gift of Holy Leisure: 7 Poems on the Art of Wasting Time,” for a chance to catch your breath. 

In this three week eCourse, facilitated by Sisters Mary Lou Kownacki and Jacqueline Sanchez-Small, you will engage with the Benedictine ideal of holy leisure, which Joan Chittister describes as “the foundation of contemplation.” The eCourse will delve deeply into 7 poems, by authors like William Stafford and Naomi Shihab Nye, to inspire you to build a more reflective, joyful life.

The course runs May 9 - 27, 2022 as a Forum Discussion, meaning that all nine sessions will be published as texts to read and engage with at your own schedule or pace. Access to the entire eCourse will remain for all registrants for at least 9 months following the course, so if you cannot join the discussions in May you can always engage later.