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Learning with the Amas

Gleaning wisdom from women mystics, scholars, philosophers, and saints.

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Learning with the Amas
Learning with the Amas

Time & Location

Sep 15, 2023, 2:00 PM PDT – Dec 18, 2023, 7:30 PM PST

Online Via Zoom (link sent at registration)


In this learning cohort you will be exposed to the work of amazing women from the Christian tradition you may not have encountered before. These women come from a variety of contexts and with diverse range of life experience-- single, married, academic, not formally educated, widowed, mothers, without children, from multiple times and ethnic backgrounds. Each of these women communicate profound truth with significant implications for the ways we understand God and how we are invited to live in the life of God with our own lives. We will cover material focusing on the existential reality of Trinitarian participation from St. Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Adrienne Von Spyer, Simone Weil, Catherine LaCugna, Sarah Coakley, and Cole Arthur Riley and provide personal reflective prompts that will challenge and encourage you to open to new personal possibilities, inspired by these women.  

Most distinctive of this learning community will be the uniquely feminine model where content is not to be mastered as much to be method of nurturing something that is growing in you. We, as a community will help one another harvest what is growing through communal insights and reflection.

Meeting Dates:

Fridays from 2-4pm PT 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15 and

Mondays from 6-7:30pm PT 9/25, 10/23, 11/27, 12/18

Men and women are encouraged to participate in this cohort. Participants can expect to spend roughly three hours a month completing the readings. This cost of this offering is $649 (payment schedule can be utilized by request.) Book fees can cost up to $50. Links to readings will be provided when available. Email to discuss the payment schedule or to ask additional questions. 

Facilitator: Julie Barrios is Founder of Nuos Formation and has served as a spiritual director and educator of spiritual direction and spiritual formation for the last 18 years. Julie designs learning experiences that are intellectually rigorous and major on embodied lived wisdom of the accumulation of knowledge or facts. She has brought her expertise into business, non-profit, and ministry spaces. She lives in the San Francisco Mission District.


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