17th February to 24th March 2021
LENTEN RETREAT “Be Drawn to Christ”
From earliest times Christianity has celebrated its sensitivity towards the redemptive work of Christ in its liturgy. The season of Lent is that liturgical season calling powerfully to each Christian to renew the gift of baptism into Christ’s death so as to live anew by the power of his resurrection. Christians journey 40 days and nights imitating Jesus’ desert experience. It is a season when the Christian community responds to the call to trust God more intentionally in a spirit of togetherness.
“Be Drawn to Christ” is a weekly Wednesday invitation to engage your faith journey. Whether you may have shrugged off, or never much committed yourself to, a regular time of praying meditatively – why not let this time be different? Let this mini-series accompany that inner emptiness, call it dis-ease within, that desires God.
On Ash Wednesday, you will receive an email welcoming you to the retreat. Our live-stream sessions will consist of prayer and reflections on chosen themes. On each Sunday of Lent, you will receive Bible Reflections inspired by Carmelite Spirituality, along with short texts for prayers. Each week, you will also receive an email with a link to our website where you will find the resources for the previous week’s reflections (audio, texts and video). These will offer you inspiration for the journey towards Easter, as you continue to access throughout the season of Lent this food for your journey of faith.
Each Wednesday: 5 pm – 6 pm UK time
Each Sunday we will send you Bible Reflections and short texts for prayers
1st week: 17 February
2nd week: 24 February
3rd week: 3 March
4th week: 10 March
5th week: 17 March
6th week: 24 March
Easter: FREEDOM TO REJOICE
As part of the Retreat Event – Guided Session Options via Zoom
We are able to offer a number of Individually Guided Sessions (IGS) and Group Guided Sessions (GGS) through Zoom for a very affordable fee. An IGS offers you the opportunity to review the week and reflect on your life with the assistance of an experienced spiritual guide, paying closer attention to how and where God has been at work in your life. The GGS is like an IGS but done with a group of 7-10 persons. Both our IGS and GGS allow you the opportunity to journey with another person or others, learn from them and share the questions or doubts you may have.
Places are LIMITED. If you’re interested and wish to find out more, please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Individually Guided Sessions (IGS) and Group Guided Sessions (GGS) . Times and dates will be confirmed upon application.
Image credit – Jim Caviezel in his role as Jesus – Sequel to The Passion of the Christ.