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.
Our inaugural 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.
Join us every third Tuesday, with a few exceptions (e.g., for January, we attend the Eighth Day Symposium), 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.
Feb 20 - Frances Ridley Havergal by Barb Orsi
Mar 20 - Katarina Luther by Nikki Boyle
Apr 17 - Mother Maria Skobstova by Martha Sturgill
May 15 - Dorothy Sayers by Stephanie Mann
June 19 - St Thekla by Dr Rannfrid Thelle
July 17 - Joan of Arc by Megan Franko
Aug 21 - Ingrid Trobisch by Ann Harder
Sep 18 - Sister Mary Antona Ebo by Ellen Awe
Oct 16 - Franny Crosby by Erin Sundquist
Nov 20 - The Theotokos by Meredith Burnett