Praying with the Mystics

Praying with the Mystics

November 4, 11, 18, & 25
12:00–2:00 pm
The Rev’d Hillary Raining, DMin

Christianity is in a time of major transition brought about by changes in culture, technology, politics, and pandemic. At times, it can feel like there are very few resources to help guide spiritual leaders through these moments. Thankfully, we have the mystical tradition to help us find a way to God and evolve in our faith. This seminary-level class will reach back to some of the most important figures of the mystic tradition. Their wisdom will help us look forward to the future. This class is open to all and will be especially useful for those who serve as spiritual leaders in their communities. Participants will…

  • Gain insight and wisdom from historic and modern mystics as well as spiritual practices to use in their own ministerial settings. 

  • Have space for prayer and holy conversation with spiritual companions.

  • Learn to map the mystic path–awakening an evolving faith 

  • Explore indigenous wisdom and vision quests. 

  • Learn to pray in the style of the mystics.

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The Rev’d Hillary Raining, DMin is the rector of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania and founder of The Hive, an online spirituality and wellness community. In addition to parish ministry, she is a published writer in both church and academic fields. She has also served on numerous Diocesan and Episcopal Church Conventions, Committees and Boards. Dr. Raining is Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality and Affiliated Professor of Ascetic & Liturgical Theology Currently at The General Theological Seminary. Additionally, Hillary is a spiritual director, yoga and meditation instructor, beekeeper, and forest therapist. Hillary teaches regularly at and you are welcome to become a member!