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Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM PST
Monday, February 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM PST

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Kayleen Asbo 

Returning to the Roots of Healing: Walking in the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene and the Myrrhbearers 

A three day global online conference of 16 scholars, artists, musicians and spiritual leaders from 4 countries on how to reclaim embodied liturgies for Easter from the the perspective of the faithful, courageous and compassionate women who accompanied Christ--with a feast of ways that you can deepen your own spiritual practices this Lenten season.

Featured topics include:

-The Myrrhbearers in scripture, art and tradition

- Claiming Mary Magdalene's righful place in the center of Easter liturgies as the faithful witness and Apostle to the Apostles

-The symbolism of sacred oils in the Jewish and Egyptian traditions

- Ancient Holy Week  rituals of anointing, footwashing, lamentation and vigils

- Combining the Gospel of John and the Gospel of Mary to create new liturgies for Holy Week

- The Chapel of Women in Magdala Center, Israel

- Art meditation, chanting and poetry as sacred practice for Lent

- Incorporating ecological consciousness into Holy Week and Good Friday

- Seeds of creative expression and inspiration from Ecumenical and interfaith communities in England, France, the United States, and Iona, Scotland

 Whether you are a spiritual leader, a solitary seeker or a group of women who gather together as a small circle, our hope is that you will leave this conference on fire with ways that you can make the Easter experience more meaningful for yourself --and your community.

This event is offered on a sliding scale, with full scholarships available for those in need. Your donations go directly to underwriting the costs of the event and funding the presenters. For those offering any level of donation, a video recording will be available to  stream if you are not able to attend the conference during the broadcast time. Participants at the Basic, Generous and Patron levels will also receive an invitation to participate in an online discussion groups following each day's events.

Featured presenters include: Veronique Flayol and Catherine Braslavksy (France) Fay Barratt, Ella Rozett, Polly Paton Brown and Felicity Warner (England), Kayleen Asbo, Lizzie Berne DeGear, Ruth Cunningham, Harmony Harrison, Anasuya Isaacs, Robin O'Brien, Sue Ellen Parkinson, Lucy Reiger, Judith Tripp,  (USA) and Mary Jane Miller (Mexico)