ADVENT REFLECTIONS – a 4-week series online (This is now fully booked)
"Never forget the deepest meaning of Incarnation – that God so loved the world, so loved you, that he came to find a space in your mind, and in your heart, where he can be with you and you with him." (Cardinal Basil Hume)
Advent is a beautiful season. It offers us space and time to reflect on the great salvation themes of waiting in hope and expectation, love, light and dark, incarnation, and more. But often the grace offered us through Advent goes unobserved, as we rush through ‘that hectic time before Christmas’.
However, this year might be different; as with virtually everything else in our lives since the pandemic struck.
I will offer a 4-week series of Advent reflections to help prepare to make space for the birth of Christ in our lives.
As Meister Eckhart puts it: "We are all meant to be mothers of God...for God is always needing to be born."
The reflections will be offered via Zoom. The weekly format will be:
- A 30 min session where I will introduce the theme of the week and suggest 1-2 creative ways of praying with the materials. You will be sent by email a selection of passages and poetry to pray with, as you wish, over the following 3 days.
- Faith-sharing group on Zoom (1 hr) to share gently what has moved us and where we feel God has communicated with us through our reflections.
Faith-sharing groups are different from discussion groups. Here, each person speaks from personal experience and listens openly to the others’ experiences which will be very different from their own. In this way we can mature in our faith, as we share a part of our own faith journey and learn from the experiences of others.
Introductory session: 7-7.45 pm, Fri 20 November, (a chance to meet everyone in the group and to resolve any technical issues.)
Week 1: 7 -7.30pm, Tue 24 November & 7-8pm, Fri 27 November
Week 2: 7 -7.30pm, Tue 1 December & 7-8pm, Fri 4 December
Week 3: 7 -7.30pm, Tue 8 December & 7-8pm, Fri 11 December
Week 4: 7 -7.30pm, Tues 15 December & 7-8pm, Fri 18 December
For more information or to register your interest, please click on Sign Up below or send a message via ‘Contact’.