Mary C. Earle is an Episcopal priest, writer, spiritual director, and retreat leader. In 1987 she graduated from the Seminary of the Southwest and began serving parishes in the Diocese of West Texas. After the onset of a life-threatening illness in 1995, she re-focused her attention on teaching and writing, teaching courses for the Seminary of the Southwest. In 2003, Earle received the Durstan R. McDonald Teaching Award from Southwest. She also served as author-in-residence at The Work+Shop, a ministry focused on the spiritual life of lay people and led ecumenical workshops at Oblate School of Theology.

Since retiring, Earle's ministry has focused on practices for the spiritual life in sickness and in health and contemplative prayer. She continues to lead ecumenical and interfaith retreats.

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  • Insights into both Anglican and interfaith spirituality
  • Practices connecting the body and spirituality, especially in relation to illness
  • Commentaries on sacred texts, especially the writings and sayings of women