It is with sadness we share that Rev. Dr. Dorothy May Emerson passed away yesterday. Dorothy is one of my colleagues and one of the authors I published through Matrika Press. Her impact on the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition, and on the UU Women’s Movement is enormous, as are her contributions to bringing awareness and solutions to Class discrimination.
We have explored Sue Monk Kidd‘s groundbreaking memoir: The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, describing Kidd’s journey into feminist theology. As well as the soulful tale of The Mermaid Chair.This Autumn we delve into two more of Sue’s inspirational manuscripts:
Firstlight: The Early Inspiration Writings, the spiritual essays, meditations, and inspirational stories Sue wrote in her thirties – all collected into a single volume.
When the Heart Waits, an autobiographical account of Sue’s personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace that has become a touchstone on contemplative spirituality teaching the discipline of “active waiting.”
Spring is returning slowly here in Maine this year, yet it approaches and its majesty awaits us all.
✼ May your Beltane rituals be blessed ✼
We are excited to share some of these for our summer adventures:
Tara explores the beautiful notion of death as advisor, drawing from don Juan’s teachings by Carlos Castaneda: “How can anyone feel so important when we know that death is stalking us?” and Rumi in his ponderings of: “What can I do to save myself?…I will make the infinite my home.”
One of the greatest gifts in answering one’s call is that of finding your place of belonging among those who are also answering their calls.
Yesterday I was blessed to be on our Church of the Larger Fellowship (Unitarian Universalist) Affiliated Ministers Zoom video call. We joined together from the Philippines to Philly, the United Kingdom, Germany, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington.
May we continue to be blessed, and to be a blessing to all those we share our creative and unique ministries with.