Christine Milner works and lives in Southbridge, MA. She has been working on writing this book at the urging of many who have participated in workshops and retreats she has given on the topic of Spirituality and the four seasons. She earned a BA in English form Annhurst College, Woodstock, CT, an MA in Religious Studies from Assumption College, Worcester, MA, and a Graduate Certificate in Spirituality from Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT. She taught English, History, French and Religion for over 20 years in Grades 4 through 12, and courses at Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA, to graduate students in Religious Education. She also served as a Faith Formation Director in a parish for 12 years. In retirement, she remains engaged in retreat work and as a member of the USA Leadership Team of the lay associates of the Sisters of the Assumption, a congregation in which she served as a vowed religious for 7 years and a lay associate for 33 years. She most recently became a Spiritual Director deepening her background by participating in a Supervision group at Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA.