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Lenten Day of Prayer


February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2018

9:30 to 3:00 pm

A Day Retreat with Spiritual Masters

Our 2018 Lenten Days of Prayer will focus on the spirituality of four spiritual masters:Dorothy Day (1897-1980), founder of the Catholic Worker Movement; Henri Nouwen (1932-1996), prolific author, famous for The Return of the Prodigal Son; Mesiter Eckhart (1260-1328) a Dominican Mystic, and Caryll Houslander (1901-1954), poet and mystic of the 20th century. These spiritual masters will provide us with much food for thought as we journey through Lent.

           February 22, 2018 Dorothy Day, presented by Br. Bob Roddy, OFM Conv.

           March 1, 2018 Henri Nouwen, presented by Kathy Berken

           March 8, 2018 Meister Eckhart, presented by Jayne Krim

           March 15, 2018 Caryll Houslander, presented by Debbie Koop

While well known for her activism on behalf of the poor and oppressed, Dorothy Day attended daily Mass, made regular times for retreat and worked tirelessly to make God’s

love known to others. Henri Nouwen, penned over 40 books and numerous articles on various aspects of Christian Spirituality, but he is probably best known for the ten years that he lived in L’Arche communities in Canada and France. Meister Eckhart, wrote eloquently and poetically of the relationship between the human and the divine. English poet and mystic, Caryll Houslander, experienced visions which called her to “see Christ in all people.”

Participants need only bring their lunch for the day, and any reading material that they

would like to have with them. There will be input by the presenter, a guided prayer

experience, and ample free time for personal prayer and reflection. Weather permitting,

retreatants may walk the outdoor Labyrinth or the outdoor trails. There will be an

opportunity for Confession, as well as Stations of the Cross and the Liturgy of the Day.


The Schedule for our 2018 Lenten Days of Prayer:

9:30 a.m. Gathering Time. Coffee available in Dining Room

9:45 a.m. Welcome [Chapel]

Followed by Opening Prayer & Conference [Chapel]

10:30 a.m. Opportunity for Confessions or Spiritual Direction

11: 30 a.m. Guided prayer experience [Chapel]

noon Lunch [Dining Room]

1:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross [Chapel]

1:45 p.m. Mass [Chapel]

Followed by departures




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