Through the recommendation of a friend (Thanks, Deacon Al), I am beginning an online retreat sponsored by Creighton University. It’s a free, 34-week program designed to help busy people fit sacred, silent time into daily life. Although you can start it at any point, if you’d like to follow the liturgical calendar throughout the retreat, you should start this week. It’s the official first week of the retreat. You can easily jump in now. I did just that today.
It’s quite lovely. There are online guides, prayers, Scripture readings, and even a weekly photo that can be used as a screen saver if you want to immerse yourself in the message. The retreat takes its cues from Ignatian spirituality, which makes sense since Creighton is a Jesuit institution.
The retreat starts this week with “Our Life Story.” It’s a very un-intimidating way to enter into a retreat mindset, starting with what you know. If you’re interested, click HERE to go to the main online retreat page. From there you’ll see links on how to get started. If you prefer to read hard copy instead of a screen, all of the guides are available in a printer-friendly format. And there’s even a book form of the retreat if that’s more your style.
If you decide to do the retreat, please email me or let me know in the comment section so we can touch base and share stories. And so we can pray for one another. Blessings as you begin!