Welcome to Days of Deepening Friendship: A Lenten Retreat. It is my hope that throughout the weeks of Lent, this retreat will provide you with an opportunity for spiritual renewal as you participate in the reflections and exercises. The retreat materials are based on the Scripture readings for Lent and on my book, Days of Deepening Friendship: For the Woman Who Wants Authentic Life with God. (Please note that although the book is written for women, men are welcome to participate as well!).
Each week’s reflection is drawn from a chapter of Days of Deepening Friendship. While it is not necessary to read these chapters to participate, it will likely enhance your experience. The chapter along with the written reflection, video, and podcast related to the week’s session will be available on this site so that you can experience the retreat in a way that works best for you. If you prefer to use a hard copy of the book, you can purchase a copy at www.loyolapress.com. (Please note, retreat participants are eligible for a special discount so be sure to register first by clicking on the button found at the right!)
Part of a retreat is forming a community. As we experience this Lenten retreat together, I invite you to post your thoughts, your reflections, and your wisdom. I will be available every Wednesday from 10 am-Noon CST to respond.
The following video is an introduction to the retreat, which includes the themes for each session and why it is important to slow down and reflect during Lent.
Please take a moment to listen as I share with you an introduction to this online experience.