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Week of February 6, 2017

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January has been a busy month for us here at TSC, with folks staying here from as far away as British Columbia, Canada, and as a close as 3 miles away. Because many folks are visiting us for the first time, we will highlight a member of our staff in each of the upcoming newsletters.

Photo by Faith Lang

Toni Thomas-Feren has been the Executive Director of TSC since its inception in 2010.  Trained as a nurse, she began her journey with the Community as a boarding student at what is now Bethany School. While living in North Carolina and after raising her 3 children, she felt called to return to Glendale to reconnect with the Sisters. She became an Oblate* of the Community in 2005.

* What's an oblate? Oblates of the Community of the Transfiguration are women and men who, responding to Christ's example and invitation, live out their baptismal covenant by making an offering of self to God through the Community of the Transfiguration.  You can learn more by visiting their website.
Lenten Quiet Day March 15

Self Directed Quiet Day
9.30 am to 3.30 pm
$25 including lunch
As the season of Winter edges into Spring, we invite you to take the opportunity to come away for a day of reflection and renewal. Whether you need a place to read, write, or rest, come for the day. 

Please post the flyer for this event. All are invited. 

To reserve a spot, contact ctretreats@gmail.com, call 513.771.2171, or register on line.

Walk in the path of Jesus with the Community of the Transfiguration April 13 - 16, 2017

Maundy (Holy) Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday are three of the holiest days of the Christian year.  Referred to as "the Triduum" because it encompasses the three days prior to Easter.
Throughout the three days, the Community of the Transfiguration, like other Christian communities, hold worship services in the tradition of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. A unique dimension of these liturgical celebrations is that they are wrapped in 24 hour prayer vigils.
  Rood screen chapel
If you would like to pray at the 'garden' and at the 'tomb' between Maundy Thursday and the Easter Vigil on Saturday night, or if you would like to come to a quiet place to experience any part of these three days and Easter Sunday, we welcome you.  You may register on line  or contact ctretreats@gmail.com or call 513.771.2171 by April 10.  Rooms will be available in Beth-Anna Cottage at no charge. Donations are welcome.
Living in    
The Light Of Grace
Kathleen Dowling Singh 
May 19-21, 2017 

Returning to TSC Kathleen Dowling Singh will lead a weekend retreat for us in May.

Kathleen's newest book, 
The Grace in Living, follows on her two previous books, Grace in Dying and Grace in Aging. In the November/December issue of Spirituality and Health Magazine there is an article about her new book. You can her a conversation between Kathleen and Rabbi Rami through this link 

She will spend time with us to share her freshest insights and help us recognize the ever-presence of grace in our lives.

When we recognize the grace in living, we can begin to trust it and then consciously abide in it.

Kathleen's retreat runs Friday evening through Sunday morning, May 19-21, 2017. 

Overnight guest rate is $250 for single room and all meals, with Early Registration Discount of  $210 if registered and paid in full by April 1, 2017 .

Commuter rate is $140, Early Registration Discount of $110 if registered and paid in full by April 1, 2017 .

Space will be limited -- we sold out our Overnight spaces for Kathleen's 2016 event and expect to do the same this year!

Contact TSC to make your reservation today at
(513) 771-2171 or CTRetreats@gmail.com.

At a recent retreat, one of the participants, Janet Forde, wrote this poem. It is shared with her permission.

Transfiguration at St Mary's

Romanesque church
Elizabethan manor
Episcopalian nuns
Ecumenical convent

Full parking lot-
Full infirmary.
A wooded estate 
Owned by a great horned owl

Honoring all.
Yet fixed firmly by the sisters' faith.
Filled by the Spirit with Hope.

We came to be centered.
To seek joy and peace.
To write from our hearts and
Share with our friends.

495  Albion Ave
Signals and embodies the past
Will our words, our seeking, our soul force
Bless St Mary's?

Janet Forde

May you find hope and joy in the weeks ahead.
(The Rev.) Anne Reed
Director of Engagement
Transfiguration Spirituality Center
A Place Of Outrageous Hope and Extravagant Hospitality
Thistle Farms Logo TSC has a variety of items for sale from Thistle Farms, a ministry in Nashville, TN. Fifty women who are healing from prostitution, trafficking and addiction create home and body products among other social enterprises. All proceeds of the sale of these products are sent to Thistle Farms for their continuing work. Stop by and purchase a gift for that special someone.