Invitation to Photography: Illuminating Lent

Welcome to the Abbey Photo Party!

I select a theme and invite you to respond with images.

Lent begins this week on Ash Wednesday, that beautiful ritual of acknowledging our earthiness and limitations, and responding to the call to enter deeply into this sacred time of prayer and practice.  This week, go on a photo pilgrimage, holding the start of Lent in your heart, and notice what images are shimmering in the world around you.

(We will return to the Monk Manifesto themes in February)

You can share images you already have which illuminate the theme, but I encourage you also to go for a walk with the theme in mind and see what you discover.

You are also welcome to post photos of any other art you create inspired by the theme.  See what stirs your imagination!

How to participate:

1. Go to the Flickr Group I have created. You need a free Flickr account first.  When you go to the link it will ask you to join the group first before posting.  Share as many as five of your images in response to the theme.

2. Leave a comment below to let us know you have joined the party and what your Flickr profile name is (you must include this to be entered into the drawing).

3. Please post the invitation on your blog or Facebook page and encourage others to come join the party!

On Friday, February 15th– I will draw a name at random from those who participate and the winner will receive a space in one of my Self-Study Online Classes (with a choice from Soul of a Pilgrim, Eyes of the Heart, Water Wind Earth & Fire, Seasons of the Soul, or Lectio Divina)

If you want a meaningful way to move through the Lenten season, consider joining me for  Creative Flourishing in the Desert with Hildegard of Bingen (February 13-March 30, 2013).  Registration will stay open until this Friday.

50 Responses to "Invitation to Photography: Illuminating Lent"

  1. Beverly says:

    So nice to be invited to share photography that illumines my journey. I look forward to the doves that begin nest building during Lent as they start a new journey too.

  2. Beverly says:

    My flickr name is spiritart4u. Love the photo connection

  3. My flicker name is lexleonard2.

    My blogpost that accompanies these photos is at this address:

    Love this project. :)

  4. Kyle says:

    I really enjoy the photo parties! I see spirit in images better than words. My photo is of seeds ready to spring to the life they were destined to live.

    flicker name – meanderingjourney

  5. Julie says:

    Just joined Flickr as I am very excited about Illuminating Lent Photo Party. Thanks so much for this!

  6. Julie says:

    I forgot to add my Flickr name. It is Valued Daughter of the King

  7. Kim Male says:


    I just joined Flickr. My Flickr name is angeldaisies.

    Thank you

  8. I'm Swingdancerken on Flickr, also

  9. Trudy says:

    Just joined flicker. Flicker name is Trudy G

  10. Nancy Flowers says:

    Maybe submitted twice—computer hick-up
    Photos uploaded and Flickr name is flowerslady.

  11. Claire says:

    i'm bloomsburygirl28 on flickr :)
    is the theme no. 1 of the manifesto silence and solitude?
    or has another theme been posted… if so, i can't see it… sorry :(

  12. Jason Jones says:

    I just added two photos, and my Flickr name is Solsoryh. Thanks!

  13. Amy Crawley says:

    Added one photo to the Flickr Group. My Flickr name is Amy Crawley

  14. Posted my photos! Deborah Hansen 323

  15. Nancy Carmichael says:

    My first try at this. I love seeing all of the photos. Flickr name Lilfiddler00

    Nancy Carmichael

  16. Judy says:

    I just added two photo's. My Flickr name is 'Chica Flamenca'.

  17. vilma says:

    My flickr name vilmaca.

    I just added two photos

  18. thriftycrafter says:

    Not sure where to find the themes, but I'd like to join in, thriftycrafter

  19. Caryn Blanton says:

    I just joined this morning…my flickr name: caryn516

  20. Just signed up for group

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