As we prepare our hearts for Lent, we invite you to join Spirit in the Desert ONLINE in one, some or all of the following ways this year:
- On Ash Wednesday February 17 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm MST, The Spiritual Practice of Labyrinth for Lent is a 2-hour workshop to enhance your Lenten journey by discovering how to use a Labyrinth as a spiritual practice for meditation, prayer and personal transformation. Register and receive Zoom info by clicking the purple link.
- Wednesday Respite on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 3:40 pm MST is Spirit’s weekly half-hour contemplative service featuring a Touchpoint homily, soul-stirring music, Holy Communion in your own space, and conversation with the community.** Register and receive Zoom info by clicking the purple link. [**If you are in the Carefree area, you are invited to join the community for in-person Wednesday Respite at 4:00 MST on Wednesdays.]
- Each Sunday during the 6 weeks of Lent beginning Sunday, February 21 from 5:00 – 5:45 pm MST Spirit will host Examen: A Faith Practice for Lent and for Life, a 6-part exploration through Examen, the faith practice of looking inward, trusting that God wants the eyes of the heart to be illumined. Register and receive a Zoom link by clicking the purple link.
- Along with these weekly examen reflections, we encourage you to journey through this season with a Spiritual Companion and make this an at-home, online directed retreat with six weekly meetings. Weekly one-on-one faith conversation is optional, but encouraged to allow you to experience Lent in a new way this year. Sign up by clicking the purple link.
Spirit in the Desert’s Spiritual Companions
During the season of Lent, Spirit in the Desert is offering the Spirit community the opportunity to participate in one-on-one faith conversations with an experienced Spiritual Companion. These weekly conversations take the form of spiritual accompaniment — a Spirit Companion checks in with where you are in your own spiritual journey, identifies what your intentions are, and like the Road to Emmaus, walks alongside you on that journey. He or she listens. Carefully. He or she talks with you about spiritual things, and helps you awaken to God’s presence. Spirit Companions are not counselors, not confessors, not therapists — they are also seekers, fellow travelers on the Way. Whether you are in transition, questioning, discerning, or simply exploring, a Spiritual Companion can be your sounding board. Even just talking can be healing.
Everything that is said during these six conversations over six weeks is completely confidential. You will connect with your Companion via your choice of Zoom or phone. Conversations are up to one hour per week. Spirit will make every attempt to accommodate your preferred time frame.
Our “Spirit approved” Spiritual Companions offer their services as a gift, so that there is no charge for weekly faith conversations through this online retreat. Thus, any financial donations received for this Spirited Lenten Journey will go to support the ministry of Spirit in the Desert.