Assumption College Offers Online Lenten Retreat

DESCRIPTION
Presented in the spirit of the Church’s “Year of Faith,” this online retreat will provide solid theological and spiritual material for those wanting to deepen their faith experience during Lent. Attendees will take part in theological and spiritual enrichment each week, proceeding along the way with reflection and prayer on key passages of scripture (with the encouragement to read scripture daily in Lent); presentations on Christian life; and Marian poetic meditations presenting Mary as a model of discipleship. It is intended for adult Catholics, including all parish members, church ecclesial staff, pastoral ministers, and catechists and teachers.

SCHEDULE
Six weeks during Lent:
Wednesday February 13, 2013 (Ash Wednesday) - Sunday March 31, 2013 (Easter)

Attendees can participate at their own speed online throughout the week. New weekly posts will occur every Wednesday on February 13, 20, 27, and March 6, 13, and 20.

Each weekly session will include:

  1. Topics for Christian living chosen specially for each week [Video/audio presentations]
  2. Scripture passages provided with written reflections to consider daily and posted in the virtual chapel. “Questions to ponder” will be provided.
  3. Marian poetic meditations - Walking with Mary, the mother who bore Christ [demonstrating ancient iconography, Medieval, and Renaissance art selections]
  4. Reflections on doctrine for the week. References will be given to corresponding Catechism of the Catholic Church sections on each week’s topic.
  5. Virtual chapel: Christian liturgical art and music will be accessible, a place for prayer and prayer intentions, and also directions for a person’s spiritual journal (private for them).

The program offers:

  • An integrated approach: scripture reading and reflection; an appreciation of the long-standing faith tradition of Christianity; and an introduction into early and contemporary Christian writings, art and culture.
  • A learning experience in addition to a spiritual venture
  • A program thoroughly rooted in scripture and tradition
  • A Lenten journey enriched with reflections on Mary, Mother of Christ
  • An opportunity to connect Catholic doctrine with one’s spiritual growth
  • An opportunity to interact with theologian, professor Virginia Kimball
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