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Announcing Lenten Retreat


Lenten Retreat 2015

Works in Progress: How Does the Gospel Speak to our Growing Edges?

Loyola on the Potomac Retreat House
March 13-15

For most of us, our conversion to the Christian faith is not instantaneous, but gradual, and perhaps life-long.  Likewise, for most of us there are times when we go astray, times when we forget who, and Whose, we are. The Church, in its wisdom, has long offered the season of Lent not only as a time of preparation for our highest feast, Easter, but also as a time to take inventory, to ask how we are living the faith we profess. To engage in this inventory we need to disengage from time to time from the routine pressures and schedules of our lives; that is the goal and purpose of this retreat.

Lent draws us to spend more time in reflection and prayer to enhance our spiritual lives. Taking time from busy schedules for a retreat allows the space to listen for God and hear how we may support our growing edges. Join fellow parishioners at the annual Lenten Retreat March 13-15 led by the Rev. Randy Alexander at Loyola on the Potomac Retreat House in Faulkner, Maryland.

Loyola on the Potomac, founded by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1958, is built on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River and is surrounded by 235 acres of rolling woodland. It is an hour from Alexandria, six miles south of La Plata, Maryland. More information about the retreat house may be found at http://www.loyolaonthepotomac.com/.

The retreat will begin on Friday afternoon, March 13, shortly before the evening meal and will end after the noon meal on Sunday, March 15. The $235.00 registration fee includes all materials, an individual sleeping room with half bath, and all meals. Loyola can house 70 retreatants and is accommodating our smaller gathering on a weekend when the whole facility is not needed by a large retreat group. Because we will be sharing the retreat house with a church retreat for women,
the sleeping rooms for men will be in a separate wing with a shared bathroom.

Two scholarships given in memory of Charles Willis are available; please contact the Rector for scholarship assistance.

Registration is limited to 15 persons; please reserve your space now, using this form (click to download).

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