NOURISH YOUR SPIRIT
Are you thirsty for deeper wells of spiritual nurture and refreshment?
Are you hungry for soul food that nourishes your life? Are you looking for practices that help you deepen and express your faith, either as an individual or in community.
I am too and that’s why I’ve created this place. I long to share what I’m discovering with you.
I’m Catherine Smith.
A retired minister with the United Church of Canada I’ve grown up in church, been ordained and served communities that are small or in transition. I’ve seen firsthand just how powerful these experiences can be in helping to foster meaningful connections with others and the Other, the mystery that holds us all.
I also know the Spirit and our spiritual life is not limited to “church”, nor it is limited to a particular faith tradition. I understand all life as spiritual and spirituality as that quality which allows us to connect with both the exquisitely intimate and the deep vastness of life. While I look at life through the lens of Christian spirituality, you may be looking through different glasses. It’s good to connect.
I walk a contemplative way which opens me to imagine the many ways in which communities of faith can be enlivened. Two people having a coffee and falling into conversation on questions of profound meaning, small communities without regular ministry leadership, more traditional faith communities looking to go deeper are just some of the ways you may find yourself in spirited community. This is a place to encourage your sense of freedom, possibility, belonging.
My greatest hope is that my writing and this website will help you live well in the big questions that face all of us in this beautiful, aching world.
Are you ready to deepen your connection?
How do I start?
Find resources and reflections to engage and accompany you on your spiritual path.
Cultivate connections in community with those who are also searching.
LEADERS OF FAITH COMMUNITY
Sermons, prayers, hymns and service for leaders shaping a message and nurturing their community.