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Living Spiritual Teachers Project:

Joyce Rupp
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

• Poet and lyrical writer on the spiritual practice of connections

• Sensitive teacher of the wisdom of Sophia

• Member of the Servites (Servants of Mary) community


Joyce Rupp is well-known for her work as a writer, a spiritual "midwife," and a retreat and conference speaker. She has led retreats throughout North America, as well as Europe, Asia, and Africa. Rupp has an B.A. in English, a M.R.E. in Religious Education, and an M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology. She is a member of the Servites (Servants of Mary) community and a volunteer for hospice. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa.

Joyce Rupp is a very creative and enthusiastic resource provider whose devotional works always contain concrete spiritual practices, lively anecdotes, inspiring poetry, and thoughtful journal exercises. She has a special gift for reading her own experiences and finding intimations of God's presence in her daily rounds. Her description of herself as a spiritual midwife is perfect given the nurturing dimensions of her writing and especially her contributions to our appreciation and understanding of Sophia. One of her favorite metaphors for the spiritual journey is the dance. This, also matches the playfulness and suppleness of her imagination.


Read For:
• Creative ways to practice everyday spirituality.

• Sacred teachings about Sophia.

• Sensitive prayers and devotional practices to soften your heart.

• A vivid understanding of connections.


Practicing Spirituality with Joyce Rupp
Savor creative prayers, poems, and practices.


Quotation Sampler


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