At Holy Faith we are blessed with many opportunities for the study of scripture and the writings of authors who excite and enrich our faith. In addition to the Sunday 9:50 am forums, we offer the following activities:
Men and Women’s Classes
Men’s Bible Study happens every Wednesday at 3:00 pm and Women’s Bible Study every Thursday at 10:00 am. All take place in the Campbell Room, upstairs in Conkey House. No special materials are needed, but a bible of course is a must. The discussion is lively, and newcomers are always welcome.
From time to time at Holy Faith groups get together with a facilitator for Lectio Divina – a slow contemplative praying of the scriptures. The ancient art of Lectio Divina begins with the cultivation of the ability to listen deeply to a scripture passage. Once a word or phrase is found in the passage that speaks to the listener in a personal way, he meditates on it. The third step is prayer, and the fourth step is silent contemplation.
Spiritual Classics Study Group
Every Tuesday at 10:00 am there is a study of a Christian classic chosen by the group. Since the study began in the fall of 2010, the group has read and discussed The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, The Confession of St. Augustine and Julian of Norwich: Revelations of Divine Love. The conversation is freewheeling, and newcomers to the group feel welcome from the first day.
Women’s Spirituality Gatherings
Holy Faith’s Women’s Spirituality Group meets for study and seasonal retreats and is open to all women of the parish and Santa Fe community. Recent study groups, previously led by the Very Reverend Peggy Patterson, D. Min., have included theological works of Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila and Sister Joan Chittister. What for this series to continue in the future.