Myths and Mysteries of the Middle Ages
A one day workshop in Chartres, France
Sunday, September 8, 11 am-6 pm
Register at www.veriditas.org
Join Kayleen Asbo for a one day exploration of the music, art and myths related to the legends of Mary Magdalene in France including pilgrimage, Black Madonnas and troubadours. Our seminar is held in the Maison St Yves, a seminary in the shadow of Chartres Cathedral and our day will conclude with Vespers sung in Gregorian chant . This program is available independently, or in connection with the Walking a Sacred Path pilgrimage.
Caring for the Soul in a Changing World
A FIve Day Pilgrimage to Chartres Cathedral
Monday, September 9 - F
Earlybird special of $1299 through August 1
How can the challenges and opportunities of our daily life serve to deepen our faith in the wisdom of our own soul? Through poetry, personal reflection and writing exercises we shall explore this question over five glorious days in Chartres, France.
Hosted by the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress, this program features morning sessions of spiritual writing and reflection led by the renowned author Roger Housden, cultural history lectures, small group discussions and musical sessions facilitated by Kayleen Asbo. Guided tours of the stained glass windows, crypt and statuary of the cathedral will complement our afternoons. The crowning jewel of this program is the opportunity to participate in a private candlelit labyrinth walk inside Chartres Cathedral, accompanied by a live performance of Medieval music. For more information, go to
Finding the Light Within: Mary Magdalene and the Labyrinth
A One day Workshop at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Saturday, June 15, 9:30- 5:30
Beware that no one leads you astray saying ‘Here it is’, or ‘There it is’
For it is within you
that the Light of God dwells
-The Gospel of Mary
The Gnostic texts depict Mary Magdalene as the “Woman Who Knew All”, an intimate companion of Jesus who had realized her full humanity and who taught a path of contemplative connection with the divine. In this one day workshop at the beautiful Gothic style Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, we will explore the Gnostic perspective on Mary Magdalene and learn ancient spiritual practices for discovering our own inner light, including Lectio Divina, art meditation, journaling, and labyrinth walking.