Numina comes from the Latin root numen: in ancient Rome an indwelling of guiding spirit. Numina connotes the presence of spirit and of creativity, especially in the material world. It is closely related to the word numinous, “having a deeply spiritual or mystical effect.” Numina Center for Spirituality and the Arts is dedicated to the celebration of the artistic expression of spirit. Our mission is to offer fine musical and artistic performances, as well as experiences in the expressive arts and spiritual practice. We offer a downtown venue for the arts and invite others to join us. Numina is a ministry of the Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa.
Our programs planned for the coming months include weekly contemplative gatherings to sing the music of St. Hildegard of Bingen and Taizé chant on the fourth Friday of every month.
Through the Ear to the Heart
Sing the Music of Hildegard von Bingen
A contemplative practice in the medieval oral tradition
Open to everyone who enjoys singing
– led by Devi Mathieu
Monday evenings 7-8:30 p.m.
We meet every Monday evening except these dates in 2020:
January 6; April 6, 13, 20, 27; July 27; December 21, 28
St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was a Benedictine Abbess, visionary, healer, naturalist, poet, playwright, and counselor. She was also a brilliant composer. Her songs are beautiful, inspiring, and encoded with mystical wisdom and insight. Experience Hildegard’s music the way she shared it with the women and men who sang with her, in a restful, nourishing process of listening and singing together “through the ear to the heart.”
No experience or musical training required. Drop-ins and newcomers are always welcome to join the circle. Free will donation suggested, $15-20, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Join us on the fourth Friday of the month from 7-8 p.m. in the church
Led by Robin O’Brien
2019 meeting dates: January 25, 2019, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, and December 27.
Welcome to our Sung Prayer circle, where we will spend the hour together in sung and silent prayer. Experience is not necessary, and improvised harmonies are welcome; for we are offering not our perfect singing, but our whole selves to the Spirit of Love that lives in everything.
Every Fourth Friday of the month, 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm in the church
If you have questions or comments, you can reach Robin via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to a recent Sung Prayer service: