Lent/Holy Week 2020 – An Invitation To a Virtual Retreat with Bill Redfield
I would like to invite you to this Virtual Lent and Holy Week Retreat. This is an innovative Wisdom approach to movement through Lent and our preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Participation in this retreat can be done on one’s own schedule and in one’s own home. While it will provide a certain structure to the duration of this sacred period—from Ash Wednesday, February 26, through Easter Sunday, April 12—there is enough variation and flexibility that it is for people with “full time lives.”
While other brief practices may be suggested along the way, this retreat will be comprised by two basic components:
1. Every Wednesday and Sunday during Lent participants will be given a link to a Guided Reflection. These recordings will be about 20-25 minutes in length and can be listened to at any point throughout this period. These reflections will be the main connecting threads that will weave the themes of the whole retreat together. Then, starting on Palm Sunday, April 5, and continuing throughout Holy Week, right up to Easter Sunday, April 12, there will be one Guided Reflection each day.
2. There will be two scheduled Zoom gatherings each week during Lent. These one hour gatherings will take place on Mondays at 7 am (EST) and 7 pm (EST). Because of peoples’ other commitments as well as the difficulties with time zones, not everyone will be able to participate in these. That’s OK; they are completely optional. These are, however, opportunities to process and integrate the material as well as connect with other Wisdom students across the country and the globe.
I want this Lent and Holy Week Retreat to be available to all, regardless of ability to pay. It is my gift to you, but your donation could represent your gift back to me. Rather than regarding this as a “fee” or “price” for the program “up front,” I would much prefer your donation be part of your response to the entirety of the program and come at its conclusion. There is a PayPal button (“Support through donation”) on my website. If you would prefer to send a check, my address is: 234 Cushing Road, Newmarket, NH 03857.)
Access to this retreat’s website page is password protected in order to preserve a container of trust and safety. It is necessary, therefore, that you specifically sign up. This sign up will trigger the regular E-mails being sent to you. The first will give you the link and password to access the Lent and Holy Week Retreat. This format will also allow me to send materials, instructions, and any changes directly to you.
To register please go to: https://www.williamredfield.com/program/lent-2020
To download a flyer for the event, click here.