Struggles. Pain. Illness. Grief. We all know suffering. We hold our own suffering, and often, that of those around us and in the world.
During the season of Lent, we pause to sit with the suffering of Jesus.
How do we connect Jesus' suffering with our own?
How do we let that heal us?
How do we acknowledge deep in our bones Jesus' humanity and love for us?
This retreat is a prayerful guide to bring the suffering you see to Jesus. Be comforted as you put your cares upon Jesus and walk with Him to the cross. End this retreat with a bone-deep understanding that Jesus is our companion who is here for us, hears our cries, understands our pain, and provides a path for healing and peace.
Let's Walk Together:
Starting on March 1 and ending on the Wednesday of Holy Week, March 31, this retreat is a month-long walk with Jesus through video reflections, scripture, guided audio reflections, optional live community prayer, and prompts for personal reflection.
This unique online retreat, incorporating a variety of contemplative prayer methods and leaning on the third week of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius, provides a plan for reflection and prayer done on your own schedule.
We'll look at suffering through the eyes of Jesus with these themes:
- I'm Here
- Tell Me
- Fix Your Eyes on Me
- Draw Near to Me
- Offer It To Me
Each week includes two video reflections by Ignatian-trained spiritual directors and retreat facilitators, three guided audio prayer reflections, and a weekly prayer guide.
- Weekly LIVE community prayer calls via Zoom, offered at two different times
- Recorded replay of the LIVE Zoom calls
- Prayer library to help you dive deeper into the prayer methods used during the retreat to continue to develop and deepen your practice of prayer long after Lent ends
- A global community to accompany you through the Lenten season
- An easy plan for you to follow to deepen your relationship with Jesus and truly know that Jesus is our companion, always here for us
- Ground yourself in prayer and have a meaningful Lent
We Want You To Join Us:
As a guiding principal in our ministry, we do not want the financial aspect to keep you from attending. If you want to attend this retreat and your budget does not allow for it at this moment, please email us at [email protected].
Your Retreat Team
Bringing together decades of ministry and lived experience of contemplative prayer, Stephanie Clouatre Davis, Becky Eldredge, Kathy Powell, and Charlotte Phillips know what it's like to make room for God in the busyness of real life.
We each bring our unique gifts to accompany you deeper in Christ this Lenten season.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the retreat start and finish?
As soon as you register, you will receive a welcome email with access to the Getting Started module to prepare you for the retreat. The retreat officially starts on Monday, March 1 and ends on Wednesday, March 31. Each week's material will be available the Sunday prior. Please note that the content will be released according to Universal Time (UTC) rather than your personal time zone.
How does the retreat work?
This unique online retreat provides a plan for reflection and prayer, incorporating video reflections and variety of contemplative prayer methods. Each week includes two video reflections, three guided reflections, and a weekly prayer guide. This prayer time can happen according to your schedule. Throughout the week, there is an opportunity for group prayer via Zoom. At the end of each week, there will be a pause to review the prayer of the week and opportunity for community sharing.
What is the expected time commitment for this retreat?
Plan to set aside 15-20 minutes for daily prayer and reflection and an additional 30 minutes weekly video reflections. Though the retreat runs from March 1-31, you will have access to the material until May 1.
What supplies will I need for this retreat?
Supplies needed for the retreat: Computer, tablet or smartphone, a prayer place, Bible, Journal, Weekly prayer guide (will be provided), a Binder/folder to keep your weekly prayer guides.
What if the cost is too much?
Just like all of the retreats that Becky offers, we do not want the financial aspect to keep you from attending. If you want to attend this retreat and your budget does not allow for it at this moment, please email us at [email protected]. We will get you a coupon code with an option to pay what you can.