About

The purpose of this blog is to help one another find the Way. It’s a place to learn from the experience and witness of Quakers, especially the first Friends, who collectively awakened to what they knew as the inward Light of Christ, a Light they testified is in us all. They modeled a radical way of faithfulness that has much to teach us today.

I’m a member of Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting in Philadelphia, which recognizes and supports my ministry of spiritual nurture.  I am a Quaker and a Christian. In Amherst, Massachusetts in 1984, a year when I was seeking Truth with my whole heart, out under a starry sky, I experienced “the hidden unity in the Eternal Being.”  Raised Catholic, I’ve studied and shared the spiritual practices of Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Native Americans, and those of other traditions and no tradition.  I seek to love God’s Mystery in all its manifestations.

We live in a time of profound change and God is calling us to something new.  Learning from those who discovered the Way before us can help us heed God’s call today. It is my whole-hearted desire to help individuals and communities seek Truth and find the Way of love and peace. May we see a restored earth, enjoy the Peaceable Kingdom, and together grow into our inheritance as children of God.

10 Responses to About

  1. paula says:

    Thank thee, Marcelle.

  2. David Garnab says:

    Thank you for your ministry. It gives me nurture on this election day.

    David Garman

  3. Judith James says:

    Marcelle could you contact me about how Minneapolis Friends Meeting could have you visit and host a workshop on Learning from Early Friends. Minneapolis is a central place for Iowa Friends, Wisconsin Friends and the Dakota Friends and we could advertise the event as part of our Quest series. Thanks. Judith James

  4. Marcelle, thank you for reading my writing, and for your supportive comments on my blog (http://lovewantstoreachout.blogspot.com/) It means so much! Lovely writing here, too… Love, Carly

  5. Marcelle,
    We met once at a School of the Spirit board meeting (Jan 2009). I wanted to tell you that several of your blog posts are required reading in the West Coast program Way of the Spirit (link below). January’s retreat features your pieces on Leadings. Thank you for your faithfulness in articulating the inside out spiritual transformation of our Quaker heritage.
    Peace and all good,
    Christine Hall
    Director, Way of the Spirit: Contemplative Study in Community
    http://goodnewsassoc.org/spirit/

  6. Donna Eisenhower says:

    Thank you Marcelle. Sometimes the journey is long but still fruitful. You are an inspiration.

  7. I am an Irish Friend whose youngest daughter is teaching English in Vietnam and so I am particularly interested in your reflection on the terrible war. Thank you for your testimony.

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