Discussion with author Kate Horsley, including readings from her books Confessions of a Pagan Nun and Magnificent Sorrow
The Norbertine Library cordially invites you to a fiction reading and open discussion with award-winning author and emeritus professor Kate Horsley, as she traces the intersecting affective themes of women’s self-discovery, empowerment, sociocultural conflict and spiritual journeying in her published works. Light refreshments to follow.
Kate Horsley was born in Richmond, Virginia. She got an MA in International and Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University and then moved to Albuquerque where she got a PhD. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico. She taught for over 30 years at UNM and CNM. She’s published nine books, winning four prizes, including the Western States Book Award for Fiction.
An ecumenical and interdenominational form of prayer building a relationship with Jesus Christ through song, scripture, silence, and contemplation.
In Our Lady of Guadalupe Commons we will have posole and biscochitos and join together in songs that tell the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe and honor her. We will close the evening with a reflection, praying the Our Father and singing three Hail Marys. Leading up to the Fiesta we will do a virtual chaplet for four days in honor of the four apparitions December 8th – December 11th.
Join the Norbertine Community in a night of Las Posadas. We will gather in the church, sing the Las Posadas song, read from scripture, pray an Our Father, Three Hail Mary’s & close with a reflection on the season of advent and the tradition of Las Posadas. All will be invited to the Our Lady of Guadalupe commons to share in posole and biscochitos and sing more songs of the season.
“For those of you who may be be interested in an introspective and novel beginning for the New Year, there is a Lunar New Year’s Retreat taking place 20-22 January ’23.
Open to all: interfaith, non-faith, atheists, agnostics, spiritualists, secular humanists and any curious “seekers.”
As we begin a new year, let us pause to deepen into the quiet of the desert and the stirrings of wisdom within our own hearts. In this weekend gathering at the Lunar New Year, we listen closely to Spirit’s nudges in our personal and collective lives. We consider the ecological, personal, and collective lessons of 2022 with the support of a circular calendar, an ancient temporal technology beautifully suited to help us find how Spirit is moving us in these times. We pay particular attention to the shifts and changes of this changing climate, listening to the experience of fires in New Mexico, and how people might live mindfully and spiritually in a broken planet in an age of so many forms of trauma. This gathering invites fellow seekers both near and far to attend. We seek to highlight the multiplicity of spiritual experiences and wisdom in New Mexico for natives, locals, and visitors alike. Through conversation and guided reflective practices, storytelling and individual contemplative time, small group reflection and prayer, song and silence, we will tune more deeply to the ways that Spirit is moving us, preparing ourselves for the many known and unknown possibilities of a continually changing world.