Seeking Christ Sophia: A Gender-Integrated Christianity
Led By: Sr. Elizabeth Broyles, CMA & Sr. Shane Phelan, CMA
Fee: $350 (Deposit: $100)
September 7- September 9, 2018
It’s easy to overlook the feminine face of God in Christianity, but she is hiding in plain sight. The figure of Sophia, of Wisdom, is enfleshed in Jesus in ways not often acknowledged by the later tradition. But she keeps showing up, sharing her gifts. Christ Sophia unites masculine and feminine, and invites us to unite these energies in ourselves.
In this retreat we will explore the Biblical figure of Wisdom and see how feminine images are used to describe Jesus. We will trace this tradition, and access that imagery and that energy in our lives.
Sisters Shane and Elizabeth are founding members of the Companions of Mary the Apostle, a new ecumenical community for people of all genders dedicated to fostering diverse images of the divine and, through that, empowering people for ministry. They live in the Hudson Valley of New York