Stepping Into Lent, Moving into the Desert: Path, Practice, and Prayer
Tuesday, February 16 – Friday, February 19, 2016
Led by Rev. Gwyneth Murphy
The spiritual journey is our evolving relationship with ourselves, each other and the divine. Lent is a special time in this journey, an invitation to enter more deeply into the mystery of what it means to be human, created in the divine image and called to continue Jesus’ ministry of compassion and justice. As we are not the same from year to year, neither is our Lenten path.
Lent rests in the apparent paradox that the spiritual journey is done alone, as well as in community. Thus, there will time spent in silence and solitude, as well as time together.
We shall enter into the gospel stories of Jesus’ baptism, and of his then entering into the desert for forty days. Through guided reflections offered by the retreat leader, and our shared prayer and reflection, we shall each uncover the path, practice, and prayer to which God calls us this Lent.
The Rev. Gwyneth MacKenzie Murphy is Interim Pastor at St. Gregory’s, Woodstock, NY, a Retreat Leader, Spiritual Director and Sacred Dancer.
Cost: $310, deposit: $80