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Invitation to Photography: Community

Welcome to the Abbey Photo Party!

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

Our theme here at Abbey of the Arts for November is community, so I invite you to reflect visually on your own spiritual community – whether through kindred souls, the communion of saints and ancestors, or connection to the community of nature.

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

How to participate:

1. Go to the Flickr Group I have created (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 (this is essential to be entered into the prize drawing).

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

On Sunday, November 11th– I will draw a name at random from those who participate and the winner will receive a space in my upcoming online retreat – Birthing the Holy: An Online Retreat for Advent with reflections by Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB and myself, and the wonderful art of Mary Southard, CSJ

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23 Responses

  1. I have just begun a 2 month silent!!! retreat at a prayer house in the Sonoran desert and the theme today is community. I have posted pictures of my non-human relationships that I saw on my hike…..the Saguaro were my community today! Deb

  2. Fun to join the photo community! I feel to most connected to the earth community and like I belong here when I’m in nature. My photos say; by YOU, I don’t know how to change it to; by SpiritNW, but that’s me.

  3. Looking forward to being a part of this community. Today I will take a walk and take photos!

  4. This is my first time being a part of a photo community. I am both nervous and excited. I spend alot of time alone with my camera in nature and often stumble upon the most suprizing things. This first photo I am sharing is my most recent suprize. It’s one of those rare moments that only I was able to witness while kayaking on an isolated little lake. I’m so happy to share it with you here!

  5. ‘masterbard’ has added her photos to the community group. Taken in Japan and Korea, the images of nature each give a different perspective of ‘community’ – a nested place of safety, a growing and vibrant cluster of fruit, a defended burr that guards its delectable nut…

  6. Thank you for this opportunity to express myself and the feelings inside of me.
    I need to be part of the community of friends in the global village!