The Faith & Doubt of Poets (a Zoom retreat)

June 30, 2020 - July 2, 2020
1615 Rte 9W
Hyde Park NY12538

Led By: Br. John Forbis, OHC
Suggested Donation: $45

Tuesday, 30 June – Thursday, 2 July 2020, at 2pm on Zoom

During times of such uncertainty, fear and suffering, poetry has been one of the sources of faith, hope and truth in the most dire (and joyful) experiences for millenia. Poets continue to express the counter-culture of faith today with great honesty and beauty. Many poets doubted, but what they can tell us is how doubt can be and sometimes even needs to be a part of faith. Through an interactive look at poems from various styles and eras, we will discover many dimensions of faith and perhaps, be in awe together of what kind of surprises might emerge in how our own faith has and continues to grow.

Please join us on Zoom for any or all of these three sessions, offered at 2pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 30 June – 02 July. Each session will last about one hour and will be recorded for future viewing.

We suggest a donation of $15/session ($45 for all three sessions) for this retreat, which you can offer at the link below or by sending a check payable to Holy Cross Monastery to P.O. Box 99, West Park, NY 12493. Please put “faith of poets” in the memo line of your donation. No one will be required to donate in order to join the sessions.

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