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Three Upcoming Resources for 2020 – Reclaim Intimacy with Nature

I am so excited for these upcoming offerings in 2020! Three resources to help support you in reclaiming a radical intimacy with nature and sustain and galvanize you in these uncertain times.

Coming April 2020 from Ave Maria Press:
*Earth, Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder & Gratitude through Intimacy with Nature*
Isn’t the cover below beautiful? ? ?
(pre-order link –

Coming Spring 2020 from Abbey of the Arts:
*Earth, Our Original Monastery: Singing Our Way to the Sacred*
(An album of 14 songs to help celebrate and deepen your intimacy with the more-than-human-world + a DVD of dance and movement prayers to accompany the songs)

Coming Fall 2020 from Paraclete Press:
*The Wisdom of Wild Grace: Poems*
(my second collection of poems with a whole series inspired by the marvelous stories of intimacy between saints and animals)

If you use the pre-order link above, Abbey of the Arts earns a very small percentage of the price at no extra cost to you which we use to support our scholarship program. ?

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