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Womens Retreat led by The Rev. Lauren Winner

May 31 - June 2

There are hundreds of metaphors for God, but the church only uses a few familiar images: creator, judge, savior, father. In Wearing God, Lauren Winner gathers a number of lesser-known tropes, reflecting on how they work biblically and culturally, and reveals how they can deepen our spiritual lives.


Exploring the notion of God as clothing, Winner reflects on how we are “clothed with Christ” or how “God fits us like a garment.” She then analyzes how clothing functions culturally to shape our ideals and identify our community, and ruminates on how this new metaphor can function to create new possibilities for our lives. For each biblical metaphor—God as the vine/vintner who animates life; the lactation consultant; and the comedian, showing us our follies, for example— Winner surveys the historical, literary, and cultural landscapes in order to revive and heal our souls.



The Rev. Lauren F. Winner writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish- Christian relations. Her books include Girl Meets God, Still: Notes on a Mid- Faith Crisis, and, most recently, a book on overlooked biblical tropes for God, Wearing God.

Dr. Winner, an Episcopal priest, is vicar of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Louisburg, N.C.






Rates (Including board, lodging and retreat materials):

Early Bird through May 1, 2019
Double occupancy: $305 per person
Single occupancy: $355 per person

After May 1, 2019
Double occupancy: $355 per person
Single occupancy: $405 per person

Register on line using the form below or download a registration form here and mail to Shrine Mont with your deposit.

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Questions?  Contact Shrine Mont guest services or give us a call (540) 856-2141


May 31
June 2
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