Our mission is to provide space for those seeking hope, comfort and peace as they explore ways of experiencing God’s love.
We emphasize Christian spirituality.
Open 10am-4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursdays
and on some evenings and Saturday mornings
as noted on our Events calendar
309 N. Tabor
in Downtown Bryan
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Finding the Spiritual with Poetry and Nature
Join us June 3, 10 a.m.-Noon, for this interactive workshop exploring nature, poetry, and spirituality.
The event will start by exploring poetry from well-known mystics and folks who would not claim to be either poets or mystics, according to workshop leader Sandy Soghikian. Reserve your space for this free event at www.middlewayurbanmonastery.org/register-for-events All participants will get a free Middleway T-shirt.
"We will touch upon the Old Testament psalms of the Hebrews as poetry, talk about themes of spirituality, and share our thoughts on why or how poetry and nature evoke or reflect spirituality," she said. "We’ll share ideas for strengthening the spiritual dimension of our lives with poetry and nature. After that, we will read short passages with spiritual themes and work together to create poetry from the passages."
Soghikian said participants are encouraged to bring poems or photos of nature to share.
Prayer flags return
for Summer fun
Several activities are being planned for visitors - children and adults alike - for summer visits.
We'll begin with a continuation of the prayer flag banners that started last summer. Fabric squares and markers are available in the art area.
Stop by at your convenience to spend some time putting your special prayer either in words or drawings on fabric and they will be added to our banner.
Now open Thursday until 7 p.m. and with Grupo de Oracion
Middleway is now open on Thursdays until 7 p.m. Stop by to unwind after work.
Padre Ben Sanchez, an Episcopal priest, is hosting Thursday evenings. He will lead group prayer for Spanish speakers 6-7 p.m. each Thursday.
IN THE NEWS
The monastery presents itself spiritually as humbly as it does physically. Taking its name from the ancient phrase "via media," it is a picture of moderation between the "high" and "low" churches of the area
“My experience of church is churches are built for extroverts. It’s harder to find those quiet moments in a church’s life. … A place dedicated toward spirituality, meditation, contemplation, I think is necessary.”
On Friday evening, the Middleway Urban Monastery offered people the opportunity to walk for peace, as a form of experiential prayer, for the situation in Ukraine and other parts of the world in chaos.