Announcement from the Communications Office
To: All the Faithful
From: Canon for Communications
Re: Online Retreat for Episcopalians and Lutherans Living with Disabilities
Date: March 21, 2024
Celebrating Our Embodied Vocations:
Meeting Jesus in Our Encounters with Disability
Saturday, May 4th
9:30 am - 12 noon
via Zoom
About the Program
This online retreat will be a virtual space of healing reflection, prayer, and guided meditations. Participants will be invited to explore how to meet Jesus in the everyday challenges of living with a disability. Through a series of meditations and online activities based on biblical passages and other spiritual narratives of people with disabilities, participants will be led to an encounter with Jesus, disability and vulnerability to nurture renewed compassion and love.
About the Retreat Leader
Dr. Ventura is the author of Our Fractured Wholeness. She is a public health researcher at Harvard University and an adjunct professor of practical theology at Boston University. Dr. Ventura’s teaching and research explores a wide range of topics, including disability studies, chronic disease, health, aging, research methods, spirituality and Christian mysticism. 
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