Focus Fall 2022: Beauty, Peace, Gentleness
We join our voices with Rumi and Nicholas Black Elk.
“The knock of rocks, the churning ocean’s swell do not affect the pearl inside the shell.”
“The first peace which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is everywhere, it is within each of us.”
Nicholas Black Elk, 1863-1950
“Think gently, speak gently, live gently.”
Mattie J. T. Stepanek, 1990-2004
Please register only if fully vaccinated and boosted.
Registration: 810-364-3326 or email@example.com
Free will donations for all programs
The Heart is a Poetry Maker
Thursday, Oct. 20, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Please register by Oct. 6
“The heart is a poetry maker. There is one heart, said the poetry maker, one body, and all poems make one poem and we do not use words to make war on this land.” Joy Harjo
We are all poetry makers and each a stanza in the poetry of life. You are invited to bring pieces of poetry, prose, and/or music to share on CD’s, LP’s, etc. Denni Lesinski and Rene Rousseau-Wilson, self-proclaimed crones/elders, lovers of verse since childhood from before memories were formed, return as longtime FC presenters with diverse interests and experiences.
Cantors of the Universe!
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Please register by Nov. 1
Let us together remember, ponder, and share the deep gratitude we hold in our hearts for all the goodness and beauty displayed all around us. Bring a photo, a flower, a stone - anything that manifests the glory of Earth within which we dwell. FC presenters, Sisters Concepcion Gonzalez, smr and Veronica Blake, smr.
Winter Solstice Celebration
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Please register by Dec. 7
“…I am absorbed in the lovely blue and mauve shadows on the snow and the indescribably delicate color of the sunlit patches under the trees. All the life and color of the landscape is in the snow and the sky, as if the soul of winter had appeared and animated our world this morning.” Let us gather to celebrate winter as Thomas Merton did in these beautiful lines. FC facilitator, Sr. Veronica Blake, smr.