Author Archives: Mary Jane Miller
Mary Jane Miller

New Theology, a Women’s Unexpected Treasure

Women’s voices and their images have been lacking in Christian theology for 2,000 years. Christian art has typically focused on Mary, Mother of Jesus whose holiness the everyday woman could not possibly attain. She also is praised for her obedience … Continue reading

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Art and Spirituality, the Love of Being Bold

  Someone came in my studio a while ago and exclaimed, “it is rare for me to see artwork that I want to own. I usually find myself saying…I could do that! I don’t have artwork on my walls because … Continue reading

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Icon Painting Retreat to Learn and Rest

About promoting a workshop, in the beautiful retreat center  called The Jubilee House, In Abingdon, Virginia, July 16 to July 20 2018.  This 5 day workshop introduces the practice and theory of traditional icon painting/writing, offered as a meditation as … Continue reading

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Being Old is like Being Pregnant

The Pregnancy Happy lovers have plenty of sex and then one day Bamm, the doctor tells you you’re with child. We spend the next 8 months thinking about change, a lot of it. Good thing we don’t have sex and … Continue reading

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Mary Jane Miller’s latest book on Amazon

Women in the Catholic Church worldwide continue to seek a more meaningful role in the society and the formation of spiritual life. Despite evidence to indicate that Jesus strongly promoted the dignity and equality of women and that early Christians … Continue reading

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God is Bigger

What if God is much, much bigger than the God that you don’t like? Agnostics find believers to be silly or in need of an explanation for why we are here, they think we imagine it is too painful for … Continue reading

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Learn Iconography and Meditation in Abingdon Virginia

July 16 to 20, 2018 Next Workshop at Jubilee House In Southwest Virginia, the historical town of  Abingdon there is  a delightful retreat center filled with light and good energy to host an iconography workshop. We will have long mornings … Continue reading

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