Lots Going on In Lent

Many of you who read this blog live far away from the Twin Cities, but for those who are within striking distance, here is some of what I have going on during Lent.  The links provide information regarding registration and other logistics.

This Wednesday evening, February 17, the Jay Philips Center is sponsoring a film and discussion about monastic interreligious dialogue. “Strangers No More” is a wonderful documentary that highlights the work done by the international monastic organization Monastic Interreligious Dialogue for more than 40 years. The film focuses on Christian monks and nuns in dialogue with Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims. I’ll be moderating the discussion following the film.

On Saturday February 20, I’ll be co-presenting a Lent Retreat Day for Men and Women with Deacon Thom Winninger (Thom will be with the men and I will be with the women) at Our Lady of Lourdes.  My theme with the women will be Lent as a Time of Conversion.

February 26-28 I’ll be giving an Ignatian weekend retreat for University of St. Thomas students.  The retreat is open to undergraduate and graduate student at St. Thomas.

From March 4-12, I’ll be offering reflections at the Church of St. Thomas More for their Novena of Grace in Honor of St. Francis Xavier.  (Scroll down on this page.)

On Saturday March 12, I’ll be co-presenting the annual City House Retreat with Janice Andersen (Director of Christian Life at the Basilica of St. Mary) on the theme of Hope in a Suffering World.  We will explore what we as people of faith can offer to our suffering world through consideration of the lives of Dorothy Day and Etty Hillesum.

As I’ve already posted about, at the law school, I am offering a Lent Reflection Series, Praying with the Parables.  Contact me if you wish to join us life; check individual blog posts for podcasts of the talks and copies of the prayer material.

If you are nearby, join us when you can.


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