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Introduction, Session 2: The Power of Roots

In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program

All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted. — St. Theresa of Avila

The power of the earth is the power of roots—the power that comes from a sense of history and connection to our origins. Participants learn that we are grounded in all that has shaped our lives, from our own memories back through the experiences of our ancestors, and including the features of the place where we live—its geography, ecology, and history.

The children hear how Southern writer George Ella Lyons came to write a well-known poem describing her roots. They write their own "I am from..." poems, and use their memories to draw floor plans of their homes and add words or pictures that describe important events that happened there.

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Last updated on Monday, October 20, 2014.

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