On behalf of everyone in the house we wish everyone a joyous and blessed New Year. As we all get back into the rhythm of work, school and life in general we want to invite you take some time this winter to reflect with us especially during this upcoming Lenten Season.
This season we offer these thoughts to reflect on with us. Following The Way of Jesus is filled with both joy and sorrow and many times leads to the Cross itself. As part of the struggle for justice here in the borderlands, how do we honor and find balance between the sorrow of Good Friday and the joy of Easter Sunday? Perhaps the answer lies in finding both in our daily “Saturday” work.
We hope you can join us for some of the following Monday evenings at Casa Mariposa, 127 N. Palomas Avenue in Menlo Park. Light snacks provided.
Monday, February 8th – 7:30pm-9pm – Earlier in January Paula spent 10 days in Washington, DC with the group Witness Against Torture. The group fasted for 7 days in solidarity with our Muslim brothers detained in Guantanamo Bay and created and carried out direct actions to demand the closure of the prison, an end to torture and an end to indefinite detention. Come hear about her experience in DC, the work of Witness Against Torture and the connections to our work in the borderlands.
Monday, February 22nd -7pm-8:30pm – Come and listen to Tina Schlabach, a member of the Casa Mariposa Detention Visitation Group, share what she has learned from the women she has visited over the years at the Eloy Detention Center.
Monday, March 14th – 7pm-8:30pm – Come and learn about ideas and rituals around the spring equinox in the Celtic tradition and how it connects with the Easter tradition