“Lent is the season in the Christian year when followers of Jesus walk with him to his death and burial, so that we can participate fully with him in his resurrection… [we] renounce all the other stories we have let define us, and submit singularly to God’s Story.” Liturgical Folk
In the Church year, the season of Lent is one of repentance and preparation. It is a season of repentance in that we make space to notice and turn from the ways in which we have drifted from our love for God. It is a time of reorienting ourselves around the story of God’s redemptive love for the world (rather than the other stories we sometimes live). Lent is an ancient pilgrimage “to recapture our imagination and renew our participation in the greatest story ever told” (Aaron Damiani).
In Lent we practice disciplines such as prayer, fasting and generosity (alms giving), not as a means of earning God’s favor, but as a way of drawing near to God, where we can rekindle our relationship with him and find much-needed restoration and renewal. It is a season of preparation in which we, in glad friendship with our Lord, are readying our hearts to more fully participate in his joyful newness of life.
The season of Lent spans 40 days leading up to Easter. It begins Ash Wednesday and ends Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday). Importantly, the 40 days of Lent do not include Sundays, for since the day of our Lord’s resurrection, Sundays are always feast days. Join us in keeping a holy and meaningful Lent! Click on the links below for more.
- Ash Wednesday Service: a beautiful solemn service with imposition of ashes and Holy Communion: 6:00 pm at the Abbey (address below)
- Lenten Guided Retreat, A Sweet Aroma: A day of prayer, guided reflection and gentle conversation, Saturday, February 25, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (you must register)
- Pray daily Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer from wherever you are using this simplified guide to daily prayer: Common Word + Common Prayer
- Online Evening Prayer + Contemplative Practice, Wednesdays during Lent at 4:30 pm (March 1 through April 5)
- Day in Monastic Community, Saturday, March 11, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm: prayer, reflection and light work around the Abbey (bring your Bible, journal and work gloves)
- See the Worship page (or Calendar page) for the Holy Week Schedule (April 2-9)
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