Sat, Dec 17|
Mini-Retreat: The Woman in the Wilderness - A Non-Catholic's Guide to Praying the Rosary
Join the Rev'd Michael Ellick for a deep dive into the mysteries of the ancient practice of the rosary.
Time & Location
Dec 17, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
About the Event
(In person only; led by the Rev'd Michael Ellick) The rosary emerged as a folk-prayer tradition across Europe, and it was initially banned by the Catholic Church as a subversive heresy before eventually being integrated into and accepted as Catholic practice.
Today, this living practice is not only a link to the divine feminine and the sacred realities of the human body; it also represents an alternate starting point for the Christian story, where the life, death and resurrection of Jesus are living realities that each of us are invited directly into. Join the Rev'd Michael Ellick for a deep dive into the mysteries of this ancient practice. Free; donations gratefully accepted. No prior experience required.
About the presenter: Raised in a Conservative Baptist church in Washington State, the Rev'd Michael Ellick studied Comparative Religion and Philosophy at the University of Washington before earning his M.Div. at Union Theological Seminary in the year 2000. There he grew frustrated with contemporary theological thinking. Looking for new ways to understand the Gospel and finding real world practices for embodying it, he studied closely under a Tibetan Buddhist teacher for the next seven years. Over the course of his life, he worked as a courier, a fast-food cook, a fact-checker, a fresh juice delivery person, a copy-editor, an event planner, a barista, a financial analyst, an internet help desk, a community organizer, and even as an assistant at a Marine Biology lab. Ellick was ordained for Ministry in 2008, and so far has held on to the job.