‘The Courage to Grow Old’ at St. Mary


On July 13, the Community of St. Mary, Southern Province will welcome Barbara Cawthorne Crafton to lead a quiet day titled, “The Courage to Grow Old.” 

The quiet day will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $50, with a non-refundable deposit of $35 required upon registration. To register, call (931) 598-0046 or email Sister Madeleine Mary at <sr.madeleine.mary@gmail.com>.

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest, retreat leader, and writer. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Episcopal Life, and other publications. She is the author of many books. In addition to her online community, the Geranium Farm, 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 and St. James Church in Florence, Italy. She 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.