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The Wisdom of the Desert: Freedom to Change – Lent Retreat

Laurence Freeman

Leader

Laurence Freeman

Laurence Freeman is a monk of the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is the Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

The season of Lent invites us to purify and let-go, which reminds us of an important lesson: we have the freedom to change. Join Laurence Freeman on this retreat as we explore this aspect of the Lenten season.

Date

Mar 03 - 04 2023

Location

Online

Conducted via Zoom or live-stream.

An annual time for spiritual renewal and self-purification is found in many religious traditions. The season of Lent is a 40-day period in which we engage in greater self-discipline so that we may better know ourselves and serve others. By giving up our attachments and letting go of our unwholesome habits, we can find the freedom to change and become who we are truly meant to be.

This retreat integrates regular prayer and other spiritual practices into a peaceful daily rhythm: morning, midday and evening meditation within a simple liturgy, guided lectio divina (sacred reading), contemplative Eucharist, talks by Laurence Freeman, yoga led by Giovanni Felicioni, time for solitude in a beautiful natural setting, building spiritual friendship, and opportunity for personal guidance.

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How to Create Your Own Retreat

This online retreat is designed to be flexible around your daily life and time zone. Please visit here where we provide support on creating a rhythm and structure to your retreat: how much silence you would like, meditation times, reading of sacred texts, practicing yoga and more, plus other suggestions to help you embody the retreat and stay off-line as much as possible.

Laurence Freeman

Leader

Laurence Freeman

Laurence Freeman is a monk of the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is the Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

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