Poetry and Prayer

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To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings . . . Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living.

Inspired by the words of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Sister Laura Bufano, CSJ will share how praying with poetry and the psalms have enriched her relationship with God.

Come, explore, and discover possible ways to weave poetry into your personal prayer and experience the beauty of the psalms with a fresh perspective. Participants will have the opportunity to read and hear the work of some of Sister Laura’s favorite poets, as well as some of her own poetry.

In case you are wondering, you will not be required to write poetry. However, you may wish to bring a poem or psalm that is particularly meaningful to you.  Offering: $35 includes lunch

Sister Laura Bufano, CSJ is a native of Syracuse and became a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1968. She currently serves as Vicar for Pastoral Leadership for the Catholic Diocese of Syracuse and is also a spiritual director. She enjoys cooking, jigsaw puzzling, playing Scrabble, and reading poetry. She has participated in the Trinity Women’s Poetry Group since the fall of 2017; since then, writing poetry has truly become a “spiritual practice” for her. She delights in sharing her poetry with anyone willing to listen.


Friday, June 7, 2024

10:00AM – 3:00PM

Event Location

Christ the King Retreat House
500 Brookford Road
Syracuse, NY 13224

Admission Info

$35 includes lunch

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