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In this month’s episode, we hear from Academy faculty member, Mary Earle, who is an Episcopal priest, writer, spiritual director, and retreat leader. In 1987 she graduated from the Seminary of the Southwest and began serving parishes in the Diocese of West Texas. After the onset of a life-threatening illness in 1995, she re-focused her attention on teaching and writing, offering courses for the Seminary of the Southwest. Since retiring, Earle's ministry has focused on practices for the spiritual life in sickness and in health and contemplative prayer. She continues to lead ecumenical and interfaith retreats across the country.
The following episode draws from Mary’s teaching at a Two-Year Academy in October 2016 in San Antonio, TX on the topic of “Spirituality and Ways of Healing.”
A reminder to our listeners that these recordings come from live plenary sessions, which is why you’ll sometimes hear coughing, laughing, and other affirmations in the background. We’ve done our best to edit out distractions while also working to maintain the integrity of the real-life, in-person teaching that our spiritual guides offer. Also in this episode, Mary mentions her fellow Academy faculty member, Loyd Allen, who taught alongside her on the topic of Protestant Spirituality.
Offering deep insight into the topics of healing, death, and dying, Mary Earle invites listeners to daydream, muse, and reflect on what healing looks like individually, communally, and for the world.