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A Pilgrim’s Retreat (Online)
January 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pmFree
We invite you to join us for an online Pilgrim’s Day Retreat, the first in which we ask our Retreatants to use their own homes as the Retreat site, and the first time that we will lead the Retreat via ZOOM. A “retreat” as we mean it is a deliberate act of generosity towards God – Who is never outdone in generosity – a making of ourselves available to God with the fullest amount of zeal we can muster.
This Saturday, January 9th, is the day before we celebrate (on the Catholic liturgical calendar) the Baptism of the Lord. In other words, our Retreat happens on the last day of the “hidden life” of Christ, before he bursts into the open and begins his three-years of public ministry.
For this reason, we will focus the Retreat on the “hidden life” of Christ, using the five “Joyful Mysteries” of the Rosary as our entry into each of the five Talks throughout the day.
The “Joyful Mysteries” are a traditional way of praying about the hidden life of Christ, about His pre-public life: His conception, birth, childhood, His passage through puberty, His religious formation, His early friendships, His relation to his parents, His long wondering as to when it would be “time” for Him to come out into view and to begin His ministry, etc.
But for us to seek to know Jesus through the part of His life about which we know next to nothing is also for Jesus through the Holy Spirit to begin to acquaint us with our own hidden life, and how God works powerfully in us beyond our ability to notice it.
The rhythm of the day will be as follows:
8:45 AM – Log in to ZOOM to meet up with fellow Retreatants.
9 to 9:45 AM – Talk #1
9:45 to 10:15 AM – Quiet Time: to pray about what you noticed in the Talk #1
10:15 to 10:30 AM – Conversation in whole group: “What happened?”
10:30 to 11:15 AM – Talk #2
11:15 to 11:45 AM – Quiet Time
11:45 AM to Noon – Conversation in the whole group: “What happened?”
Noon to 1 PM – Lunch Hour: having something light for lunch and then go for a walk
1 to 1:45 PM – Talk #4
1:45 to 2:15 PM – Quiet Time
2:15 to 3 PM – Talk #5
3 to 3:15 PM – Break
3:15 to 3:30 PM (or so) – “Collecting” of the graces of the day
Please RSVP below in order to receive further details prior to the Retreat Day.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85083535241?pwd=ZG5oTndMdnMyZ2lwNXNrdTNTU05oQT09
Meeting ID: 850 8353 5241