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  Connie Backus-Yoder
  Joyce Caggiano
  Deborah A. Cantwell
  Mary Anne Carley
  Osuna Miguel Conesa
  James D. Curtis
  Kelly Daniels
  Barbara Desrosiers
  Cathy Gibbons
  Joel Haas
  Jenna Higgins
  C. Robin Janning
  Caroline Kramer
  Marcia Landry
  Jeanelle McCall
  Judith McManis
  Romney O. Nesbitt
  Margaret A. Parker
  Donna Rathert
  Lynn Runnells
  Deborah Scarff
  Suzanne Schleck
  Janet Strickler
  Susan Tilt
  Vanessa Wells
  Tracy Williams
  Copyright Statement
  O War-Torn Town of Bethlehem
Acrylic gouache on fir panel

Donna Rathert

Concrete barriers dividing the city. Olive orchards slated for destruction. Blood shed battling borders. Mothers and children so vulnerable.

This Advent, Iím thinking of Mary, who embodied the ďalienĒ seed of the Holy Spirit. Does the heart of an Israeli mother cry out for the plight of a Palestinian babe? Am I open to embrace the parts of myself that feel like unwelcome guests? How do we engage the Stranger in our midst?

Donna has been a Spiritual director and labyrinth facilitator since 1996, iconographer since 2000, and Global Mother artist since fall, 2004. Her Website is www.reflectionministries.net

Donna Rathert

Email: DRRathert@hotmail.com
Parish: St. Lukeís Episcopal, Kalamazoo, Michigan


Image #1: One of the Light





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