Winter Tea Garden: Lessons from Narnia
920 Market Street
“It is winter in Narnia, and has been for ever so long, and we shall both catch cold if we stand here talking in the snow. … How would it be if you came and had tea with me?” ― C.S. Lewis, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
We invite you to come in from the cold and spend a winter afternoon in Narnia, the land from the beloved fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. You’ll experience an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality as one of our honored guests as you sip tea and sample delectable treats featured in the books. Franciscan Spirituality Center staff members will share wisdom gleaned from these C.S Lewis classics based on the themes of hope, courage, kindness and creativity.
This fourth annual tea party event is not only a warm and cheerful way to break up the winter months but also an opportunity to “pay it forward.” Proceeds benefit our scholarship funds, ensuring that all who want to attend our programs and retreats can do so.
As a special treat, guests can bid on a special Narnia-themed painting created by artist Mary Thompson during this event.