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A Path to Healing and Wholeness:Centering and Celebrating Women and Their Stories

Updated: Jan 19

What if I told you we wouldn’t have anything without women? What if I asked you to name the women in your life who keep the world spinning in love? Who would you name? What would you tell us about them? What if we not only celebrated women but also centered them in our lives? What if we made women’s stories (as told by, for, and with them) the inspiration for our prayers, liturgies, stories, therapies, and gatherings? What if we looked women in their eyes and said, “I believe you. You and your story matter.”

Might the world shift a little bit closer to love? Might we discover the personal and communal healing we so desire?

In a world that has often pushed women and their stories to the margins, author Claire K. McKeever-Burgett is interested in naming and reclaiming women from the Gospels (and everywhere), not as a mere intellectual practice, but, more importantly, as a spiritual exercise of justice and liberation.

At our Tapestries lunch and learn on February 21, 2024, Claire will share about her upcoming book, Blessed Are the Women, and invite you to consider your own story as it intersects with women’s stories throughout time. Through deep breathing, reflective practice, and collaborative conversation, Claire will lead you through a creative and thoughtful lunchtime you don’t want to miss - register at!


Claire McKeever-Burgett is an author, creative contemplative, and spiritual leader who has dedicated her life to bridging spirituality and social justice. With a background in English and Professional Writing from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School, she has served as a clergy, led congregations, and facilitated transformative writing, movement, and liturgical practices centered on healing and embodiment. A mother, certified birth and postpartum doula, and a yoga, dance, and martial arts instructor, Claire lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Her upcoming book, Blessed Are the Women, blends storytelling, poetry, and prayer as an invitation for readers to reimagine worship, embrace women’s narratives, and foster healing within themselves and their communities. She writes regularly on Substack: Blessed Are the Women (and other Good News for all of us). Please join Claire at Parnassus Books on Wed, Feb. 28, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. for the book launch of Blessed Are the Women. Register to attend this FREE event here.

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