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Mother Skobtsova and Catherine de Hueck Doherty (Mystics and Prophets)

Mother Maria Skobtsova (1891-1945), a Russian Orthodox nun, and Catherine Doherty  (1896-1985), a Russian-born baroness, both lived lives of radical hospitality; wrote profound spiritual reflections on love, God, and the human person; and held the conviction of sobornost, a deep experience of collective humanity. 

Each in her own way ushered in a new kind of Christian monasticism—Skobtsova in Paris and Doherty in North America. 

During these reflection times, explore the Russian spiritual concepts of poustinia (spiritual hermitage) and sobornost and reflect on your response to the invitation to see God unconditionally in your neighbor.

This presentation is part of the Mystics and Prophets series.

Monday, January 27, 2020
This will be offered once only: 10:00 - 11:15am.
Free will offering accepted.




Claire Anderson has a master’s degree in European History (UW—Milwaukee) and an ecumenical doctor of ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois.  She lived in Poland after the fall of Communism and has made several visits to Poland, including participating in walking pilgrimages.  Claire currently serves as Siena Retreat Center’s Executive Director.


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Mother Skobtsova and Catherine de Hueck Doherty

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