E.B.G.

Margaret Silf provided a sacred image that has remained in my heart since I heard her describe it. Speaking of the inherent kinship among humankind, she admitted the difficulty of loving all people of any ethnicity, race, gender, and...

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Broken Dreams and New Hope

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Retreat Day for Women

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Katie Spillman

Sacred Silence. This is a hard thing to find in life when I am juggling being a wife, a mom to three littles, and working part-time. I crave the monthly Sacred Threads moms' circle gathering, not only because I have...

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Rosemary Mulvihill

Whenever I sit with a struggling spouse, an overwhelmed mother, a grieving daughter, a transgender person, a young student or whoever might walk through the door, I so often find my heart seared by their pain. Many of their...

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Maria DiLorenzo

Several years ago, I was asked to lead a program for Sacred Threads in its early stages, and as a lay woman in her 30s, I felt  that I couldn't possibly offer much to a group of attendees. Yet,...

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Maggie Ferrara

How we communicate with Dignity should be an important aspect of our existence. Sacred Threads has succeeded in presenting many effective speakers, one of whom was Donna Hicks, Ph.D. Dr. Hicks’ book, Dignity, writes and speaks of the “Ten...

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Marie LaBollita

The Urgent Phone Call: Recently, I heard a phrase that reminded me of the many stories that make up the fabric of Sacred Threads: “Urgent is the heart that calls”! One story, in particular, captures the “urgency” to share a...

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Crista Mahoney

When I was younger my mom and I used to walk together at dusk and talk about life - like a daily examen partner! Once I moved away six hours from home, however, I found myself missing that sacred...

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Kathleen Henderson

It all began with a simple prayer sent over the internet. A whispered invitation for peace, left unanswered for several months. And then the unthinkable happened. My husband was killed instantly in a horrendous accident while we vacationed in...

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