This retreat will gather the weekend of Palm (Passion) Sunday, which commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, acclaimed by many as Messiah. Less than a week later, he is left largely alone, betrayed and abandoned, to follow his Abba’s will, as he pours out his life in self-gift for the world. Jesus shows us that the path of transformation is often one that stretches us to the limit. We start at one point on the journey, then find ourselves thrust into the experience of change, misunderstanding, shifting values, loss or apparent failure. We may undergo inner or outer turmoil. But, as with Jesus, the transformative process, through God’s grace, often finds us emerging later on the other side in renewed form, with clarified vision and sense of identity.
What is currently waiting to be reborn and transformed in you? This Lenten weekend will be a modified silent retreat, including contemplative Scripture-based prayer and reflective presentations and opportunities to creatively interact as individuals in silence with our theme. We are invited to allow the sacred stillness to open the ears of our hearts to what God is bringing forth within us for our own joy and the life of the world. Guided by Amy Kulesa.
This will be a silent retreat with short sessions and reflections offered by the retreat leader. Check-in begins at 4pm and dinner will be served at 6pm. The retreat will begin after dinner. Mass will be available on Sunday morning. Lunch is not included on Sunday.
Amy Kulesa, M.Div., M.S.W. - Amy Kulesa serves as the Director of Associates for the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA. She earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. She is a graduate of the Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality in Pittsburgh, PA, and of the Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute. She is also a certified Introspective Breathwork facilitator. A Secular Franciscan, Amy offers spiritual direction and enjoys facilitating retreats in which participants have the opportunity to discern the narrative of their own lives within the larger story of God’s abundant healing, grace and mercy.