If you are in a situation of financial distress, write me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can offer a significant discount.
|Photo (c) Jane Redmont, winter 2014|
|Photo (c) Jane Redmont, winter 2014|
Also note that Jane Redmont is offering a live-and-in-person day-long retreat just before the beginning of Lent in North Andover, MA (north of Boston), on "New Lenten Perspectives on Food and Fasting." See here.
Note: We are also offering another online Lenten retreat this year: Thomas Merton, Companion on the Way. (We offered a similar retreat last year in Lent.) Have a look here if this appeals to you more than a retreat on food and fasting.In the Desert Journey and Daily Bread retreat, we will journey through the Christian season of Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, with gentle guidance, wisdom from biblical, historical, and contemporary sources, and opportunities for prayer and practice.
Note: This is an ecumenical retreat in the Western Christian tradition, though there will be some references to Orthodox Lenten practices. Though your friendly retreat leader worships in a tradition using the Revised Common Lectionary, she will also take into account the Roman Catholic Sunday lectionary.Each week will feature:
(or late Saturday by request -- some of our retreat participants come from a tradition in which Sunday Eucharist can also be celebrated on Saturday evening)Reflection on the theme for the week in conjunction with one or more of the Sunday lectionary readings.
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|Judaean Desert - photo by David Solodar - free stock photo|
* There will be an option to continue and conclude April 21-25, for those who have church ministry responsibilities through Easter Sunday (and need rest on Easter Monday!) and who may prefer to engage in the final retreat meditations during Easter Week rather than Holy Week.
This is the second year we have offered the online Merton retreat for Lent. We have lowered the price of registration significantly to make the retreat more accessible.
We are also offering another Lenten retreat this year: Desert Journey, Daily Bread, on the themes of fasting and food. Have a look here if this appeals to you more than the Merton retreat.Each week of Thomas Merton, Companion on the Way will feature short passages from Merton's writings on themes of prayer, war and peace, solitude, nature, community, suffering, and new life.
For information on where to send your check, write Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org.We also accept PayPal now.
This means that we can take a payment by credit card as well as from a PayPal account. Either way, this is a secure payment and we never see your card number. Use the button below if you wish to pay by credit card or PayPal:
The Christian season of Lent (this year from March 5 to April 19) brings with it the traditional practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
This retreat day will include short presentations, prayer, silence, conversation, and practice –including a mindful, simple meal– and will offer a renewed vision of the traditional practice of fasting before the feast integrated with a spirituality of food.We will hear about traditional –and surprisingly vibrant– understandings of fasting and also reflect on consumption, consumerism, and fasting from other things than food.We will spend a good deal of the day reflecting, still in Christian perspective, on the spirituality and practice of food including mindful eating, health and sustainability, and food justice, and help each other move toward integrating some of this spirituality into our lives this Lent and in the longer term.
Last fall, when I felt as if I had NO TIME, and I mean NONE, to do anything, because I was so busy, I signed up for this retreat.
What a big gift I gave myself... I did not have much time, so having some focused time to replenish my spirit was great.
The "Hurry Up and Slow Down" retreat was one of the most valuable I have ever experienced, because it encourages the participants to take nuggets of time on a regular basis for guided reflection and renewal, rather than trying to devote a whole weekend or several evenings to the pursuit. It's well done and well worth the time commitment as well as the money.
--Joanne Fisher, Michigan
You are, of course, most welcome if you do have time!
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This online retreat is meant to help you find time and opportunity to breathe and pause in your busy life, but not to make you feel guilty when you struggle to do so. Begin where you are, not where you "ought to be."
Note: You have the option to prolong the retreat through the 12 days of Christmas until Epiphany at no extra cost. The retreat blog is already set up for it. No extra registration is required.You may pay