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Feminist Prayers for My Daughter with Shannon K. Evans

  • September 26, 2023
  • Start Time: 7:00 pm ET
  • End Time: 8:30 pm ET
Spiritual language is often male-focused, overlooking the uniquely female experience. Author Shannon K. Evans believes our daughters deserve better.

Join FutureChurch as we welcome Shanon K. Evans, spirituality and culture editor at the National Catholic Reporter, who will present on her newest book. 

Evans wrote Feminist Prayers for My Daughter as a gift to mothers and women everywhere. It offers short prayers that affirm the unique challenges and embrace the natural abilities embodied by our daughters, young and old alike. Categories of prayers include embodiment, relationships, wholeness, justice, equality, and milestones. This book encompasses all of life from birth to death while imagining God in ways that resonate with the feminine experience.

For mothers, grandmothers, mentors, and beyond, this prayer book provides a poignant and powerful path to both encounter God personally and seek the well-being of the daughters in our lives. It gives words to a mother's desires for her daughter in the modern world and breathes hope for a church that will give her equal power.

"Feminist Prayers for My Daughter is like coming into a harbor of hope. I have longed for a creative, robust voice like that of Shannon Evans. The prayers in this book are a treasure. Evans's approach to divinity as lived in daily life will inspire and encourage women, both young and old, to pray and live as their freest, truest, and wisest selves." – Joyce Rupp, author of Prayers to Sophia and The Star in My Heart

About our Presenter:

Shannon K. Evans is the spirituality and culture editor at the National Catholic Reporter and the author of the books Feminist Prayers for My Daughter: Powerful Petitions for Every Stage of Her Lifeand Rewilding Motherhood: Your Path to an Empowered Feminine Spirituality. 

With interest in ecofeminism, social change and contemplative practice, Shannon leads workshops and retreats across the country that spark curiosity and compassion. She has partnered with the Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. and is a frequent contributor to Franciscan Media.

Having previously lived in Indonesia for two years, Shannon loves to travel, but is happiest at home on the Iowa prairie with her family and beloved chickens.