Evelyn Underhill circa 1930 flanked by
Orthodox priests, King’s College London
Annual Day of Quiet Reflection
Saturday, June 13, 2015
9:30am - 3:30pm
The Washington National Cathedral
"The Mastery of Time"
Directed by Donna Osthaus
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A lately discovered article by Evelyn Underhill from a time near the end of her life (and the beginning of World War II) will bring us to contemplate this very contemporary issue of our time. We will explore the subject through Underhill's essay, through a scriptural reference to Jesus's attitude toward his use of time (Matthew 15:21-28), and briefly through the references to the subject of time in the contemporary poetry of her colleague and friend, T. S. Eliot.
The Quiet Day will be directed by Donna Osthaus, formerly Director of Program at the College of Preachers at Washington Cathedral. She subsequently organized and led art and literature pilgrimages in Italy, France, and England, including two Evelyn Underhill pilgrimages with Dana Greene.
Underhill was a prolific writer who published 39 books
and more than 350 articles and reviews. Here you will find an introduction to her important contributions to spiritual thought and
practice. Please stay awhile and
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