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Guided Retreat: The Gospel of Ruth

Guided Retreat: The Gospel of Ruth

Friday–Sunday, February 2-4, 2018

The book of Ruth is a literary masterpiece named after a hard-working Moabite widow who models covenant faithfulness (hesed) for the people of God of every generation.

It is a short book of only four chapters; 55 of its 85 verses involve conversations that provide a unique window into women’s culture and concerns and reveal much of the book’s theology.

The story features poignant thematic reversals as it moves from famine to fullness, barrenness to fruitfulness, isolation to community, death to life. In our time together, we will read the book of Ruth and explore its meaning for our lives today.

Led by Marion Taylor, a Professor of Old Testament at Wycliffe College. She has just completed a commentary on the books of Ruth and Esther and specializes in women’s interpretations of the Bible through the ages.

  • Arrivals and registration 2–4 pm Friday; ends 1:30 pm Sunday.
  • Fee $240. deposit $50.
  • Registration deadline: January 26, 2018
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  • All retreats and quiet days at St. John’s Convent take place in the milieu of a contemporary monastic community which has a daily rhythm of prayer. All guests are invited to take part in the daily Eucharist, and those staying overnight may like to join us in the Divine Office (Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline).