Lent is a forty-day season of spiritual preparation, reflecting Jesus’ own forty-day preparation for his public ministry. The example that Jesus set was one of retreat, solitude, prayer, and fasting. This year’s Lenten Retreat gives you the opportunity to follow Jesus’ example and withdraw from daily stress and busyness into a time of quiet and reflection amidst the beauty of Cathedral Ridge.
The retreat will be led by The Rev. Canon Ken Malcolm, Missioner for Evangelism, Christian Formation, and Leadership Development.
What is this year’s theme?
From Gift to Sacrifice. Using the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina (reading, reflection, response, rest) we will engage in study and reflection on God’s call to us in this Lenten season. Framing our time together will be the image of the Galician Cross, which depicts Jesus crucified on one side and Mary holding the baby Jesus on the other. We will reflect on the ideas of gift, call, ministry, and sacrifice this cross brings forth.
What is the schedule?
Check-begins at 2 pm Thursday and participants will first gather at 5 pm for social time before dinner. We will hold our first session after dinner, followed by compline. Friday and Saturday will be a rhythm of shared meals; morning, noonday, and evening prayer; group sessions; and afternoons free for personal reflection, prayer, gathering in small groups, or exploring the grounds of Cathedral Ridge. We will close Saturday evening with an Agape Eucharist.
Gift: Where are we in the story?
Call: Mary’s answer
Ministry: Framed in Love
Sacrifice: The beauty of the cross?
What is the cost?
$150. Included in the cost of the retreat are two nights in a single room at Lupine Lodge, all meals, and retreat programming. Should you have time, consider staying Saturday night as well for an additional cost of $25, breakfast included.
No advance reading is required.