All Saints Guided Retreats
The practice of pausing to remember the saints in your life (and in the church's life) on All Saints' Day, has been a gift for many. While All Saints' Day falls on November 1st each year, we've chosen Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4 to offer these retreats this year.
All Saints' Day is a time of remembering the saints whose lives have touched ours, directly and indirectly. Some of them are canonized or widely-regarded as saints, others have pointed us personally toward Jesus. I've also found All Saints' Day to be a helpful marker to begin turning out of Ordinary Time and toward Advent. This guided retreat will include times of remembering and turning which may include gratitude, grief, hope, longing, reflecting, and preparing.
Each half-day retreat includes an introduction and teaching on All Saints' Day for any who may be new to the holy day (or are longing for a more meaningful observance of it). The center portion of the retreat will be spent alone in prayer, reflection, and preparation. The last part of our time together will be to re-gather for noticing, questions, workshopping, and further connection. Each retreat date is a stand-alone invitation to join a group other retreat makers, though if you'd like more time and space for your remembering and turning, you might consider joining us for both days.
No familiarity with the All Saints' Day, the liturgical year, or holy days is needed to join a guided retreat! Beginners and long-time observers alike will benefit from the intentional time spent in retreat.
All Saints' Day guided retreat dates:
- Thursday, Nov 3 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm central
Friday, Nov 4 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm central
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Art: The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs by Fra Angelico
Retreat Length: 4 hours
Half-day Online Retreat: each guided retreat will gather via Zoom for one hour, send retreat-makers off for two hours, and gather again for one hour with info and meeting links delivered ahead of time via email. We will also provide some recommendations for how to choose where you will make retreat, whether at home, at your church, at a retreat center, or anywhere that you can connect to the internet.
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