Hello From the Otherside

Busy Person's Retreat

As we move closer to Lent, I’m often asked, “What are you giving up for Lent?” I hear of people who give up things like dessert, social media pages, chocolate, or others who try working out more or walking around campus without looking at their phone, etc. These are all good things, but this year you have an opportunity to do Lent differently.

What if this Lent (which starts March 1), you were to feast on God and focus on becoming more aware of God’s presence in your life, relationships, or prayer? Busy Person’s retreat is designed for busy UD community members like you that who want to grow closer to God, but are, well, too busy.

Participants meet with a spiritual companion/guide for 30 minutes once a week to reflect on different media (Scripture, videos) related to a Lenten theme of “Hunger for Compassion”. We begin with a Mardi Gras lunch to connect participants and their companions on Monday, February 27 from 12:30-1:30 PM and end with a closing lunch on Friday, April 7 from 12:00-1:00 PM. Neither meal is mandatory, just a chance for you to meet your companion right before Lent begins and to end the “retreat” in April as we move closer to Easter.

Take a chance—deepen your faith life, explore Lent in prayer, listen to the call of God—“do” something during Lent rather than giving up something. You never know where God might lead you.

Sign up using this link.

Space is limited! Questions? Contact Kathy Sales (ksales1@udayton.edu) or Jessica Peek (peekj1@udayton.edu).

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