Women’s Christmas 2016 – A Gift for You

Wise Women Also CameImage: Wise Women Also Came © Jan Richardson

Happy New Year and Merry Epiphany! In celebration, these three wise women are stopping by with a gift for you. You might know that some folks celebrate Epiphany (January 6) as Women’s Christmas. Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women’s Christmas began as a day when the women set aside time to enjoy a break and celebrate together at the end of the holidays.

It’s become a tradition for me to create a new retreat each year that you can use on Women’s Christmas or whenever you need some time for respite and reflection. The retreat, which you can download as a PDF, includes readings, art, questions, and blessings. This year’s retreat, titled “Home By Another Way,” was inspired by my search for home in the wake of Gary’s death.

There’s no cost for the retreat; it’s a Women’s Christmas gift especially for you! You can do the retreat anytime you wish, alone or with others. For a link to the retreat and more about Women’s Christmas, visit this page at my Sanctuary of Women blog:

Women’s Christmas 2016: Home By Another Way

I would love for you to pass along the gift by sharing the link with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, or any other way you’re connected.

Blessings to you, and Merry Women’s Christmas!

P.S. Our festive Advent discount on annual subscriptions to the Jan Richardson Images site continues through Epiphany, plus a few days! An annual subscription enables you to download any images for use in worship during the year. Advent rate: $125 (regularly $165). Extended through January 10. Click Subscribe to sign up.

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5 Responses to “Women’s Christmas 2016 – A Gift for You”

  1. BarbaraS Says:

    Thanks for this wonderful gift and many blessings to you as well, Jan. I look forward to Women’s Christmas every year!

  2. Louise Fox Says:

    What a beautiful gift you have given women today. It is with a glad heart that I pass it on to others. Many thank you. Louise

  3. Sabina Says:

    Beautiful imagery and such inspirational words, Jan! I also loved the pilgrimage for finding a word for the new year. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  4. Anne Says:

    Thank you so much Jan for this wonderful gift at this Epiphany Season.
    I am going to download it now, and I just know it will bring me many blessings.
    I love your work and am very grateful for all you do for so many.
    May this New Year bring you many blessings, peace in your spirit and courage as you journey on.

  5. Tamara Franks Says:

    Thanks for offering your gifts….they keep multiplying…

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