Deepening Oneness with the Divine and the Earth


The Center for Spirituality in Nature provides opportunities for deepening spirituality through nature, and for nurturing loving relationships with the Earth.


Our Programs

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We offer outdoor programs, walks and gatherings designed to give participants the space and the tools to explore mindful attentiveness to the Divine in nature.

Bring the Center
to you!

Trained in theology, spirituality and ecology, Executive Director, Beth Norcross, is available to lead classes, workshops or tailor nature-based spirituality programs designed to deepen spirituality in nature.


We offer books, articles, helpful hints and specific practices to help you, and your community, integrate spirituality in nature into busy lifestyles.

Spirituality in Nature Groups

Forming a Spirituality in Nature Group (SING) is a great way to explore spirituality in nature and learn about your local sacred ground with others. 


Upcoming Events

  • Spirituality in Nature: Our First Way of Knowing God
    Online Event
    Apr 26, 7:30 PM
    Online Event
    Join Beth Norcross for a FREE discussion on how nature was our first way of knowing God, and remains an essential way of experiencing Divine Mystery. The discussion is hosted by The Dubuque Franciscans’ Canticle of Creation Center's series about spiritual and emotional wellness.
  • Deep Slowing: Forest Bathing Backpack Trip
    Michaux State Forest
    May 21, 3:00 PM EDT – May 23, 3:00 PM EDT
    Michaux State Forest, 10099 Lincoln Way E, Fayetteville, PA 17222, USA
    Journey with us on a slow and mindful Forest Bathing Backpacking Trip through the Allegheny Mountains.
  • Pilgrimage Home: A Walk Along Sacred Waters
    Jun 05, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Washington, 4940 Canal Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Journey with us on a pilgrimage close to home, along the sacred waters of the Potomac River.

Nature Corner

View our Helpful Hints video series from Executive Director Beth Norcross

Image by Giu Vicente

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Note from Nature

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—

And I love the rain.

April Rain Song by Langston Hughes



I am constantly in a state of awe, wonder, doubt and unsure of how best to use this "one wild and precious life". Being involved with your efforts along with my contemplative pockets of time are the moments I feel I’m doing the right thing.

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