"New Lenten Perspectives on Food and Fasting"
A pre-Lent retreat day with Jane Redmont (live and in person, not online!) on Monday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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.
If you can free up a weekday for some reflective time at beautiful Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center in North Andover, Massachusetts, do sign up!
We also have an online Lenten retreat on a similar topic! More information here.
If that does theme of fasting and food does not speak to you, we are offering our online Merton retreat again this Lent. See here. Take your pick!