Join us on Earth Sunday for a contemplative gathering with music, prayer and meditation hosted by Anna-Bigland Pritchard and Sabrina Di Matteo. Nourish mind, body and soul for Earth Week and learn about a new contemplation resource from For the Love of Creation.
Anna Bigland-Pritchard is a vocal artist, pedagogue, arts administrator, and expressive arts therapy student living in the traditional territories of the Wh-Say-Nech (W̱SÁNEĆ) and Le-kwung-en-speaking peoples, under the Douglas Treaties (Victoria, BC). She describes herself as a liturgical neo-anabaptist, and most often finds God in the whispers of trees and the breath between notes. As a music director, Anna is passionate about empowering collaborative creation for both healing and positive social change. Anna believes in the sacredness of nurturing a deep love of self, of neighbour, and prioritizing connection with the rest of creation; This includes a commitment to non-violent peacebuilding, decolonization, anti-racism, intersectional feminism, and art-making for all.
Sabrina Di Matteo has been involved in the Catholic Church since her youth, and currently works with religious congregations at the Canadian Religious Conference in support of their mission and social and climate justice networks. She lives in the Tiohtiá:ke / Montreal area, home to many diverse Indigenous nations, settlers and newcomers. After her studies in theology, she worked in pastoral animation with young adults, with an approach centered on artistic expression including song and theater, and the importance of rituals. Sabrina is involved in interreligious dialogue groups and writes regularly for www.presence-info.ca.