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Lenten Quiet Day and Lenten Series

March 10, 2011

Ash Wednesday was yesterday so that means that Lent is upon us.  We have two special offerings during Lent that I want to share with you.

The first is our Lenten Quiet Day, which will be this Saturday, March 12, from 8:30am to 12 noon. We will gather in the dining hall at 8:30am for coffee and a light breakfast, provided by those people who choose to attend.  Then at 9:00am we will convene in the Lady Chapel for Morning Prayer.  Following Morning Prayer, as we did last year, there will be a series of readings and quiet reflection time.  The readings are different from the ones we did last year, and contain a variety of different styles of offerings.  Participants will be able to respond to the readings by meditating on them in silence, by writing, drawing, or contemplative walking.  Fr. Ryan will also be available during some of these times for the Rite of Reconciliation for those who so desire.

We will finish at Noon, with Noonday prayer.

 

The second offering we will have during Lent is our Lenten Book Study.  This year we will be reading N.T. Wright’s book, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense together, coupled with a DVD series by the author and a study guide.  We will being on Wednesday evening, March 16, at 6:45pm in the choir for Evening Prayer.  Then we will have our simple soup supper – soup sign up sheet is in the Dining Hall, followed by the book study.  It should be very fun and educational!  I look forward to seeing you there.  For more information, see our parish website.

 

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  1. Joan permalink
    March 12, 2011 7:35 pm

    This is to express my heartfelt gratitude for the experience of Saturday’s Quiet Day. Although we were a small group, once assembled in the Lady Chapel, there was a feeling of a larger “something” present…Spirit perhaps?

    In a world where we are so accustomed to the To-Do Lists of everyday life, it can be daunting to meditate on simple truths, to quiet our minds (for who knows what might be lurking in there!) and, if we’re lucky, to allow a holier sense to infiltrate and reach that part of us that we hoped was still there.

    I came BECAUSE I had become too busy to come. And not only did the world go on without me for several little hours, the world, once I stepped back into it, suddenly seemed all that easier, all that friendlier.

    To anyone reading this that did not have the chance to be there this year…may I say: YA GOTTA DO THIS! IT IS V-E-R-Y COOL. See you next year.

    Joan

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