Feast of the Martyrs Sophia and her Three Daughters Faith, Hope and Love
WELL, WE (or they) finally did it.
After years of hopes and prayers and surreptitiously conspiring how we could be part of the Hall of Men (Some, I’ve heard, considered wearing costume beards, sitting in the back, and pretending to like dark beer), the Sisters of Sophia are official.
The evening kicked off with a delicious meal prepared by Barb Orsi with Christiane Doom keeping us hydrated and merry via her wine-pouring skills at the bar. Ellen Awe led us in a beautiful opening convocation that included the Nicene Creed as we continued to make room for new arrivals. Final head count of the night: 37. Guys, at this rate, we may need to pop the roof and add more pews!
The unflappable leader of our gang, Nyleen Lenk, gave a warm inaugural address, reminding us that the ‘Sophia’ after which we are named is nothing short of the wisdom of God. We, she reminded us, are icons of Christ, friends of Jesus. As we learn about the heroines of the faith—women who are saints, poets, writers, or all of the above--we will be stretched and inspired, whatever stage of life we are in, wherever we are on our spiritual paths, in ways both big and small, toward renewal of our culture.
The third Tuesday of October, Barb Orsi will take a break from her stellar cooking duties to share with us her passion for Christina Rossetti, a poet who profoundly affected Barb when she was in college. Join us as we embark on what will surely be a life-changing experience for all of us as we deepen our understanding of these great women of faith who, unsung as they may sometimes be, still have so much to say to us.