In the season of Lent, we enter into the forty-day fast that Jesus undertook in the wilderness. Through this dedicated period of self-examination and self-emptying, we allow God to further shape us into the image of Jesus. We also align our hearts with the suffering of Jesus as we move ever closer toward Holy Week and the event of the crucifixion. This retreat serves as a guided exploration of our particular invitations into Lenten observation and allows for reflection and shared space in the company of kindred hearts.
Each half-day retreat will have a slightly different focus and includes an introduction and teaching for any who may be new to the observation of Lent (or who would appreciate a refresher or a new perspective). The center portion of the retreat will be spent in prayer, reflection, and practice alone. 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 of 8-12, though you are welcome to register for several or all if you'd like some continuity.
No prior knowledge or experience with Lent or the liturgical year is needed to join a guided retreat! Beginners and long-time observers alike will benefit from the intentional time spent in retreat.
Lent guided retreat dates:Friday, February 2 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm central: Choose your Fast & Feast
Friday, February 16 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm central: Welcoming Lent
Friday, March 22 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm central: Entering Holy Week
Friday, April 5 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm central: Living into Eastertide (register here)
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Retreat Length: 4 hours
Half-day Online Retreat: each guided retreat will gather via Zoom for one hour at 11 am central, sending retreat-makers off for two hours, and gathering again for one hour at 2 pm central 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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