Lenten Opportunities from Mercy Conference and Retreat Center
The following are Lenten opportunities from Mercy Conference and Retreat Center in St. Louis:
Surrender All to Love: An Online Lenten Retreat of Art & Reflection
Workshop begins Wednesday, Feb. 17
2 - 4 p.m.
Mercy Conference and Retreat Center is pleased to offer this special Lenten Retreat in collaboration with Mercy Center Burlingame, a sister retreat ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
Join artist Jen Norton for an art project and Lenten reflection on Jesus’ extravagant display of transforming love and mercy.
Using Jen’s book, Surrender All (Ave Maria Press) as a starting point, Jen and Mary DuQuaine, Director of Mercy Center Burlingame, will guide our walk together as we meditate on the Stations of the Cross. Then, Jen will guide you in creating a unique piece of expressive art that examines your own heart, finding clues to your mission call.
The workshop will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 17 with a live opening session on Zoom. We will continue for the 6 weeks of Lent by viewing pre-recorded art classes and reflections that you can access any time.
Live Online Opening Session ASH WEDNESDAY: Surrender All to Love Reflection - 2pm-4pm (CST)
Weekly Pre-Recorded Video Workshops – On Demand (You choose when to view.)
- WEEK ONE: Jesus is Condemned/Jesus carries His cross
- WEEK TWO: The 3 Falls
- WEEK THREE: Meeting Mary and the Women of Jerusalem
- WEEK FOUR: Response of Simon and Veronica
- WEEK FIVE: The Passion
- WEEK SIX: Transformation and Resurrection
COST: $50 (does not include book or art supplies)
"Rich Fools and Faithful Servants": Lenten Reflections on Luke 12
Wednesday, March 10
Are you seeking a weekday opportunity to engage in spiritual reflection this Lent? Would you like the option of participating in person or via Zoom? We invite you to take time and deepen your Lenten journey this year by joining Fr. Craig Holway for a day of reflection on two parables in Luke 12: The Rich Fool and the Vigilant Servants. The retreat day will include: two morning and two afternoon conferences, small group discussions, and large group sharing.
Retreat Day Schedule:
- Conference 1 - Repent and Believe in the Gospel: Lent and the Power of Ashes
- Conference 2 - The Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12: 16-21): A Tale of Two Dashes
- Conference 3 - The Parable of the Vigilant Servants (Luke 12: 35-49): Part 1: Who's Minding the Store?
- Conference 4 - The Parable of the Vigilant Servants: Part 2: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner!?
Wednesday, March 10 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
In-Person Check-In: 8:30-8:45 am
Zoom Check-In: We recommend that Zoom participants arrive by 8:50 in order to get settled.
Cost: $60: In-Person (includes lunch, and morning and afternoon snack breaks)