Spiritual Saturdays 

with Mary Ann Archer,
spiritual director

Feel God’s love and acceptance through Scripture, paired readings, and guided meditation. 

For Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022

FEELING LIKE A DONKEY? Healing from 2nd-class experiences In adult workshops, I use my children’s book, Zeesha’s Tale, A Story for Christmas and Easter (gorgeously illustrated by Lena Shiffman) to help participants heal from their experiences of feeling “second class,” identifying with each of the three donkeys in my story and feeling the affirmations from… Continue reading For Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022


On Readings for the 4th Sunday in Lent, Year C March 20, 2022 Opening Prayer                    HEALER We look to you for graceful balm, Your medicine for our interior life. Reach toward our old heartaches. Help us to end what causes distress, To release what stunts our growth In becoming all we are meant to be.… Continue reading HEALING OUR ‘TREE’

Connecting in Lent

On readings for the first Sunday in Lent, Year C Opening Prayer GENTLEST OF WAYS           Expectations of you to be harsh and demanding Fade with the gospel reality of your gentleness: Showing mercy to a sinner ready to be stoned, Curing years of an ill woman’s hemorrhaging, Touching disdained lepers with tender concern, Weeping… Continue reading Connecting in Lent


On readings for February 20, 2022 7th Sunday after Epiphany, Year C Opening Prayer Beauty Giver “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This we’ve heard from wise ones in the past. You have given us perceptive eyes and ears To discover what charms and gladdens us. Everywhere beauty awaits our contemplation In nature,… Continue reading FINDING THE GOOD


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