The Women in the Gospel of John: Witnesses for Our Time

April 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
West Park NY 12493

Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31

:: Led by Shane Phelan, CMA

John’s Gospel is centrally about witnessing to Jesus ­ to who he is and what he does. The stories are familiar ­ and that can be a problem. How can we see with fresh eyes and hear the Good News of God through these witnesses?

We will explore this question by spending time with six women in John’s Gospel ­ Mary the mother of Jesus, the Samaritan woman, the woman taken in adultery, Mary and Martha of Bethany, and Mary Magdalene, apostle to the apostles. Each of them speaks to a part of us that needs to meet Jesus, to challenge him, and to testify about him.

Through discussion, reflection, and prayer we will seek to unite the tools of the intellect with the eyes of faith. Come with your Bible and an open mind.

Shane Phelan is an Episcopal priest and co-­founder of the Companions of Mary the Apostle, a new community of women living on the grounds of Holy Cross Monastery.

Cost: $265, deposit: $80

Categories: Biblical Studies  |  Prayer  |  Workshops