Interfaith Advent Bread Baking Retreat on Zoom


There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, yet you go door to door asking for crusts.

Interfaith Advent Bread Baking Retreat on Zoom

Saturday, December 10, 2022
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, CST
With Br. Joseph Kilikevice

Rumi reminds us of how close we are to the spiritual abundance we seek and yet how we often miss it, settling for left over crusts. We will consider this matter as we bake bread together.

Bread made by your own hands to feed loved ones, combining grain, yeast, water and honey and remembering a lineage of ancestors who fed each other this symbol for life and spiritual food will be our sacred work during the time of retreat.

With gratitude for your life, give yourself the gift of some quiet time with others to bake a loaf of delicious honey whole wheat bread, kneading your prayers into the dough, and uniting with the peoples of the world who are hungry for the bread of wisdom, kindness and compassion. Bread is a simple food that says, “You are welcomed here.” Jesus chose it as a way to remember him.

Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality
708 North Harvey Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

(708) 848-1095

Photo Credits: Emory Mead, Stephen B. Starr, Joseph Kilikevice

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