"Lent and the Longing For God" Online Retreat

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What do you long for most? What is most precious to you? What do you want more than anything else? 

These may sound like strange questions to ask during Lent, a season usually associated with self-denial, not desire.  But Lent calls us back to our deepest longing, our desire for closer union with the Love that created us and that longs to be set free among us. 

This morning retreat, conducted online and led by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, will invite participants to explore their own desires, as well as the desires of the One “to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid.” The retreat time will include presentations and guided meditation, with options for solitary reflection or for small group conversation.

This online retreat is co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, and open to the people of both. 

Find more details and register online here.

The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas serves as creation care advisor in the Diocese of Massachusetts, and as missioner for creation care in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts and in the Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ. Her latest book (co-edited) is Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis. Her website: RevivingCreation.org.

An event flier for downloading and sharing is available below.

Lent and the Longing for God