Led by Brother James Dowd
*partially silent (on Ash Wednesday)
Tuesday, February 21 to Friday, February 24, 2013
St. Benedict teaches us in his Rule that a monk is to live a perpetual Lent. But what does that mean for us or for you? Well, join us for the Step off into Lent and experience the beginnings of the Lenten journey to Easter and you might discover a new meaning for Lent. The retreat begins with the “burial” of the Alleluia at Vespers on Shrove Tuesday, continues with a pancake supper and an opening talk to set the stage for the beginning of Lent. On Ash Wednesday, join the community for the Holy Eucharist and the distribution of ashes and enter into the complete silence of the day. On Thursday and Friday morning we will explore some of the major themes and prayer practices associated with Lent.
Cost: $280, deposit: $80