Drawing on her book of the same title, Edwina Gateley will share stories and poetry about women from different walks of life around the globe who have made a difference in the world.
We will come to know and be inspired by the lives of some amazing women – both living and dead – environmentalists, poets, mystics, social activists, women in Scripture, martyrs and even some unknown women whose witness, courage and faithfulness will encourage and guide us on our own journeys.
We will come to stand on the shoulders of these modern prophets and valiant women as we celebrate our own stories and possibilities!
This is a women’s retreat. Check-in begins at 3pm on Sunday. Dinner will be served at 6pm and the retreat will begin at 7pm.
Edwina’s life has been described by Publisher’s Weekly as “fascinating – an exceptional blend of contemplation and action”.
Her journey has led her to teaching in Africa, founding the Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM), sojourning in the Sahara Desert, spending nine months of prayer in a trailer in the woods, befriending and ministering to street people and women in prostitution – “God’s little ones,” and preaching the Good News: God Is With Us.
Edwina is a poet, theologian, artist, writer, and lay minister. She is a single mom and has been described as a modern day mystic and prophet.
She gives talks, conferences and retreats in the United States, as well as internationally while continuing to reach out to women in recovery from drugs and prostitution.
Read more about Edwina on her website at http://www.edwinagateley.com/about/.