+South Wedge Abbey Project (SWAP)
Our attempt at a spiritual version of Crossfit, participants commit to a 90 day period of intentional personal discipline, including a brief order of morning and evening prayer, check-ins with a small group, experimenting with a personalized prayer practice, and regular meetings with a spiritual director or pastor. Each participant receives a journal in which to write, to track progress and promote self-awareness and practices of examining conscience.
Members of SWM help staff Wednesday nights at the overnight shelter at our neighborhood Catholic Worker house. Interested in learning how to help? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
+Art and Parables
We love stories, and we love creating, and the parables of Jesus provide a perfect opportunity to explore our experiences in community through creative worship. A local artist, musician, writer, etc is invited to tell their own story, and then guides the community through an extended Open Space time. Previous guests include folk singer Hieronymous Bogs, street photographer Arleen Hodge, and musician Saby Davis, Jr. Check the Calendar for upcoming offerings!
+Children’s Ministry – Kids and Justice at SWM
Forming Kids for Justice: Regardless of faith or creed, humans thrive when they live compassionately. Using collaborative art projects, creative engagement with beloved childrens’ books, and relationship-building in community, kids will be nurtured in the knowledge and practice of service so that social justice becomes second nature.
Accessible and Open to All: Each class is stand-alone, and occurs during the Mission’s regular Sunday liturgy. Parents are welcome to drop-off, come to class with the kids, or attend worship if desired. While rooted in the rich prophetic tradition of catholic social teaching, no commitment to Christianity is required to participate.
*Curriculum is adapted from the Maryknoll Missioners’ free online course for children on the foundations of Catholic social teaching.