Woman Rite of Passage

Woman Crossing Over 2018

We are pleased to announce our eighth annual Woman Crossing Over Ceremony April 29, 2018 Presidents’ Hall, Shuman, Nyack College Photography by Andres Valenzuela Please see past year’s blogs with photos:  2017. . .2016. . . 2015. . . 2014. . . 2013. . . 2012. . . 2011 +4

Woman Rite of Passage

History

When Wanda Velez, Wanda Walborn, and I met in the fall of 2010 to plan a rite of passage for spring, 2011, I didn’t even dream that Woman would grow to be a year-long process, produce a two journal articles and The Book of Womanhood, and form a strong community of 20 mentors, 83 alumnae, and 15 current participants.  We started small! Women…

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Videos, Woman Rite of Passage

Video

This is the Affirmation of Identity that we state at every meeting Here’s the text:  We are blessed women of God, who will continue on this journey called womanhood, realizing our identity through relationship with God, self, others, and creation. We will not stop asking the Holy Spirit to bring about deep change, receiving full understanding of ourselves in the…

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Woman Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage Process

The Woman Rite of Passage process has 4 primary stages. . .  STAGE 1: BECOMING A PARTICIPANT Even before the first meeting, Woman participants take initiative and show commitment and courage. They first take an online survey that gets them thinking about their personal relationships with God, self, others, and creation. We then contact them for an interview that is…

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Woman Rite of Passage

Woman Leaders

Woman is transformative because its leaders are continually being transformed! I (Amy) get to lead Woman with two fantastic friends. Wanda Velez and I have been friends forever and she’s been with Woman from the beginning! She’s the Dean of Students at Nyack College, wife to Luis, and mother of four fantastic children. She’s been training leaders for years, is a transformative leader herself,…

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