Wise Women Also Came
Happy Epiphany, almost! In the last Illuminated email, I mentioned that I would send a quick note when I had the Women's Christmas Retreat ready. I'm happy to say that it is ready and waiting for you! This is a brand-new retreat designed especially for 2014. You can download it by visiting this post at my Sanctuary of Women blog, where you'll also find a new blessing for Women's Christmas:
Women's Christmas: The Shimmering Hours
You can download the retreat as a PDF at no cost. Consider it a Women's Christmas gift from me to you. Thanks so much for sharing this link with your friends via Facebook or any other way you're connected.
If you're not familiar with Women's Christmas -- it's a tradition, rooted in Ireland, that's practiced by some folks on Epiphany (January 6) as a time of rest and celebration at the end of the Christmas season. I've designed this retreat as a way for you to celebrate the day, or to use whenever you're in need of a space of respite and reflection. You can do the retreat by yourself, or in the company of friends near or far. And "it's not just for women," as one of you lovely folks noted when sharing the retreat link on Facebook today!
I continue to be so grateful for the remarkable gift of your company during Advent and Christmas, and for the light you have offered in such a dark season. Know that I'm holding you in prayer as we enter this year, and am thankful for your prayers for me.
Don't forget that our online forum will be open through January 6. As we enter the new year, the forum is a wonderful place to wander and soak up some grace and beauty in word and image.
Blessed Epiphany, Merry Women's Christmas, and a Wondrous New Year--
Peace to you,
– Jan Richardson
Image: Wise Women Also Came © Jan Richardson.