Tuesday, February 28 – Friday, March 3, 2017
Led by Rev. Gwyneth MacKenzie Murphy
This retreat offers “spacious time” to consider and discern the focus and practice of our Lenten journeys. Using the Gospel of Matthew’s account of Jesus’s baptism and time in the wilderness, we’ll prayerfully explore “where we are” in our individual and communal lives and how the Spirit is leading us into the wilderness. (If Jesus needed The Spirit to get Him into the wilderness for forty days, then it is no surprise that we do too!)
There will be time together in reflection, conversation, and prayer, as well as unstructured, individual time. We’ll gather Tuesday evening after the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. On Wednesday, the Ash Wednesday liturgy is in the morning, and the monastery is then in silence for the rest of the day. Please bring writing materials. The monastery library and bookstore will offer a selection of Lenten books for you to consider.
The Rev. Gwyneth MacKenzie Murphy is a retreat leader, spiritual director, sacred dancer, and serves as an interim parish priest in the Diocese of New York.
Cost: $310; deposit: $80