Archive for the Sacred Time category

Women's Christmas 2017: Walking the Way of Hope

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Image: Wise Women Also Came © Jan Richardson Friends, it is that time of year when I get to wish you a Merry Women's Christmas and share a gift that I've created for you in celebration of the day! You might already know that in some parts of the world, Epiphany (January 6, which brings […]

Women's Christmas 2016: Home By Another Way

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Image: Wise Women Also Came © Jan Richardson Happy Epiphany! You might already know that in some parts of the world, Epiphany (January 6, which brings the Christmas season to a close) is also celebrated as Women's Christmas. Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women's Christmas began as a day […]

Beloved: An Online Retreat for Lent 2015

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Blessings to you on this Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras/Ash Wednesday Eve! I continue to be so grateful for the opportunity to travel through Advent with so many of you on the Illuminated Retreat, and also to have you share in the Women's Christmas Retreat that I created for Epiphany this year. As we prepare to […]

Women's Christmas 2015: Illuminating the Threshold

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Image: Wise Women Also Came © Jan Richardson Did you know that in some parts of the world, Epiphany (January 6, which brings the Christmas season to a close) is celebrated as Women's Christmas? Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women's Christmas began as a day when the women, who […]

Beloved: An Online Retreat for Lent

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Lent is drawing close, already! It was such a remarkable gift to travel through Advent with so many of you on the Illuminated Retreat, and also to have you share in the Women's Christmas Retreat. As we look toward the coming season, I would love for you to join us for the all-new online retreat […]

Women's Christmas: The Shimmering Hours

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Image: Wise Women Also Came © Jan Richardson In some parts of the world, Epiphany (January 6, which brings the Christmas season to a close) is celebrated as Women's Christmas. Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women's Christmas began as a day when the women, who often carried the domestic […]

The Magdalene's Blessing

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Image: The Blessing Cups: Jesus and Mary Magdalene at Tea © Jan L. Richardson Blessings to you on this eve of the Feast of Mary Magdalene! Earlier this year, at the Women's Convocation in Bellevue, Washington—a marvelous gathering whose speakers included Sr. Helen Prejean and Clarissa Pinkola Estés—I had the opportunity to speak on the […]

On the Threshold of Lent: Return

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Advent and Christmas are not so very far behind us, and already we're standing at the edge of Lent! As Ash Wednesday draws near, I want to let you know that Gary and I will be offering an online retreat during Lent. We so enjoyed traveling with many of you during our online Advent retreat, […]

Women's Christmas: The Map You Make Yourself

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Wise Women Also Came © Jan L. Richardson In some parts of the world, Epiphany (January 6, which brings the Christmas season to a close) is celebrated as Women's Christmas. Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women's Christmas began as a day when the women, who often carried the domestic […]

Provision and Plenitude: Feast of Saint Brigid

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Brigid © Jan L. Richardson This week offers us plenty of cause for celebration, with two feast days in store. February 1 is the Feast of Saint Brigid, the beloved Celtic saint whose leadership helped shape the early church in Ireland. Famous for her hospitality ("Every guest is Christ," Brigid said), Brigid was a worker […]