February 17, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing – Online
Author Boss leads Lenten retreat based on her writing
SINSINAWA, Wis.—Gayle Boss, author of “Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing,” will share insights from her book at an online event by the same name from 7 to 8 p.m. CST Wednesday, Feb. 17. It is sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center. Boss notes that humans share this beautiful blue-green globe with creatures magnificent, delicate, intricate—and now vanishing at a faster rate than at any other time in Earth’s history. Begin Lent with her as she shares their stories—stories of the suffering of God’s beauty. These stories of wonder and loss can thaw stiff hearts to a greater compassion and wake a wild hope that from all this death and ruin, something new could rise. In fact, their stories also bear witness to the promise of Lent: that this hope is already loose in the world. Boss also authored “All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings.” In both books, her lifelong love of animals and her immersion in spiritual texts and practices have melded to explore how relationships with animals, specifically, and an attentive presence in the natural world, generally, restore people to our deepest selves. The fee is $10 per person, and the registration deadline is Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. Please register by contacting Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visiting our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.