Prayer for Hard Times

Barbara CraftonA Lenten event at Ascension with the Rev. Barbara C. Crafton, Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest and author. She heads The Geranium Farm, an institute for the promotion of spiritual growth. The Farm publishes her Almost-Daily eMo, a meditation read online by tens of thousands worldwide via email and social media. She has served a number of churches, including historic Trinity Church, Wall Street, St. John’s-in-the-Village in Greenwich Village, St. Clement’s in Manhattan’s theatre district, was a maritime chaplain on the New York waterfront, and served as a chaplain at Ground Zero after the attack on the World Trade Center; most recently, she served St. James, the American church in Florence, Italy. A spiritual director, Crafton leads retreats and teaches throughout the United States and abroad. When she is not on the road, she assists at St Luke’s in Metuchen, NJ.

Her many books include books of essays (The Sewing RoomYes! We’ll Gather at the RiverSome Things You Just have to Live With), books of daily meditations (Let Us Bless the Lord, Vols 1-4Meditations on the PsalmsFinding Time for Serenity; and several others); a book of poetry (Blessed Paradoxes), a book about the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the aftermath of the World Trade Center bombing (Mass in Time of War) and, most recently, a book about how people of faith experience depression (Jesus Wept: When Faith and Depression Meet).

Join us in the church, Fifth Ave. at 10th St., for a thought-provoking and spirit-resonating evening.