Diocesan Lent Day
Join us for a day of reflection and engagement with scripture as Megan McKenna leads us into the world of John's gospel and the texts that we will be hearing in the liturgy in the coming weeks of Lent.
The day will follow a workshop style, with story-telling and imagination flexing reflection from Megan and work for us to do as we engage the texts together.
Check-in, coffee and bagels will be available from 9am and lunch (12:00-12:45) will be provided.
Megan McKenna, a native of New York City has lived, visited and gypsied through North and South America, Europe and a collection of islands: Celtic, Japanese, the Philippines, Singapore, Haiti and the Hawaiian Islands and through Malaysia, India, Australia and China. She works with Indigenous groups, in base Christian Communities and with justice and peace groups as well as parishes, dioceses and religious communities. She has been on the United States National Board of Pax Christi and in 2002 was appointed an Ambassador of Peace for Pax Christi.
An internationally known author, theologian, storyteller and lecturer, she teaches at several colleges and universities and does retreats, workshops and parish missions. She has graduate degrees in Scripture, Adult Education and Literacy from the Graduate Theological Union and the University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters in Systematic Theology from Catholic University, Washington, DC But foremost she is a lover of words: the Scriptures, stories and tales, poetry, images and phrases spoken aloud, written down and spun to make meaning and how these both convert and transform us and bring meaning and hope to the world.
She has authored more than thirty books, including Praying the Rosary, And Morning Came, Send My Roots Rain, Harm Not the Earth, The New Stations of the Cross, Playing Poker with Nana and the recently released We Live Inside a Story. She resides in Albuquerque, NM.