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The Spirituality of the Voice: Singing and Chanting as Spiritual Practice

Saturday, February 8, 2020

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 (Free for Good Shepherd folks) Scholarships available

The Spirituality of the Voice is an experiential retreat, led by Rev. Susan. It includes singing and chanting new and old sacred chants, silence, sharing, listening. We will explore the sacredness of music, particularly the voice, the healing power of music, and the joy of singing in a group. Drawing on ancient sources including Scripture, The Early Church Fathers, and The Desert Mothers and Fathers, we will learn new and deeper ways of intentionally connecting our voice with our spiritual practice.

This retreat is for everyone – those who sing in choirs and those who sing in the shower and the car. No previous vocal experience is necessary. Everyone has a unique voice which is part of their deep self. Come and lend yours!

Please register or request scholarship by e-mailing

or call the church office to register : 951-929-1152

The Rev. Susan J. Latimer began her lifelong love of singing in the children’s choir at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Vista in the 1960’s. She has a BA in Music from Yale University and a MM in Music from USC, Los Angeles. Susan was ordained to the priesthood December of 1992 and has served in parishes in 5 Dioceses. Recently she moved HOME from 35 years on the other coast, and is now Rector of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hemet, CA. Susan is a student of Therese Schroeder-Sheker in the Contemplative Musicianship program, to which she is indebted for much of the material she will present. Since 2013 she has been a student of Cynthia Bourgeault, author of “Singing the Psalms” and “The Wisdom Jesus.” She has attended 6 Wisdom schools with Cynthia. Susan writes sacred chants and loves to share the joy and healing power of singing with others.

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