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.
October 28, 2017 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Through the Ear to the Heart
Sing the Music of Hildegard von Bingen as Contemplative Practice
– led by Devi Mathieu
Every Monday, 7:00-8:30pm
In 2017, there will be no meetings on Aug 21, Sept 11 & 18, Dec 18 & 25.
The wisdom of 12th century mystic Hildegard von Bingen dwells in her music, and her teachings come alive whenever we sing her songs. Experience Hildegard’s music the way she shared it with the women and men who sang with her, in a gentle, contemplative process of listening and singing together, through the ear to the heart.
No experience is needed. Open to everyone who enjoys singing.
Suggested offering $10-20. No one turned away for lack of funds. Drop-ins and newcomers always welcome.
For more information contact Devi.
Fourth Friday Taizé
Join us on the fourth Friday of the month from 7 to 8pm.
Aug 25, Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 22
In the spirit of the Taizé community we come together to deepen our prayer with simple chanting and silent meditation.
Newcomers and seasoned Taizé enthusiasts: we welcome you!
Free will offerings accepted.
Feel free to email Robin O’Brien with any questions.
Listen to a recent Taizé service: