Lenten Speaker Series | Rev. Spencer Reece

Event Information

When:
March 11th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom Webinar)

For the 2021 Lenten Speaker Series, St. Paul’s is featuring various poets and artists who will reflect on the concept of journey and journeying together during this season of pandemic and political turmoil.

This week’s speaker is poet and artist, the Rev. Spencer Reece

Spencer Reece is a published poet (The Clerk’s Tale 2004; The Road to Emmaus 2014), and Episcopal priest, presently serving as Priest-in-Charge at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Heights, New York City, where he conducts services in both English and Spanish. After a career in retail clothing, Spencer was ordained a priest in 2011. While at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, he studied Spanish in an immersion program in Honduras, returning after graduation to teach poetry to girls in the orphanage Our Little Roses in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. “I went there to help the girls heal, and they helped to heal me,” says Reece. From an undergraduate study of poets George Herbert and John Donne to his present work as writer and priest, Reece affirms the connection of the arts and spiritual life. His book of daily meditations including his own watercolor illustrations is scheduled for release in 2021. Spencer’s latest book entitled All the Beauty Still Left: A Poet’s Painted Book of Hours contains his own watercolor illustrations and has just been released.

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