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Join FutureChurch as we welcome award winning author and speaker, Kathy Coffey, who will lead this beautiful afternoon of reflection to begin Advent

Using an ancient Midrash technique, let’s imagine the lives of women in the infancy narratives. They invite us to see the scriptures differently, with possibilities beyond the familiar. To what might they call us today? We’ll explore their stories through presentation, meditation and discussion. All will be interwoven with Advent themes: admitting need, embracing what comes, raising expectations and celebrating.

About our Retreat Leader: 
Kathy Coffey is the author of many books such as Hidden Women of the Gospels, More Hidden Women of the Gospels, A Generous Lap: A Spirituality of Grandparenting (Orbis) and When the Saints Came Marching In (Liturgical Press).

She taught for fifteen years at the University of Colorado, Denver, and Regis Jesuit University. She has won sixteen awards from the Catholic Press Association, the Foley Poetry Award from America magazine, and several others. She has spoken at national conventions such as the LA and East Coast Congresses, NCCL, NCEA and many diocesan gatherings.

Her own spirituality has been shaped by 50 years of parenting and 12 years of grandparenting. A widow, the mother of four and grandmother of six, she lives in the Bay area, CA.

For more information, see her website:

December 2nd, 2023 1:00 PM to January 23rd, 2024 4:00 PM
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