Advent 2020 - Awaiting Graciousness
Advent 2020 is a time of uncertainty - perhaps as Advent should be! Our habits of stately progress through the season’s mysteries may be at odds with the original experiences of wondering and wandering.
God is waiting to be gracious to you.
Our Hop-on/Hop-off Retreat in 2019 allowed us to keep an open door, ready to welcome you when you chose to join us. 2020 finds us unable to offer hospitality in the same way but we are glad to propose an Advent pattern that we hope will be of help to you.
This year the heartbeat of our Advent will be our daily Eucharist, available live online at 12:15 pm each day from Sunday 29 November; the readings and liturgy will guide our Advent steps and be reflected in other offerings that may will vary day by day. You may choose to organise your time to have a three-day or one-day retreat or avail of what appeals to you as the season progresses.
A Triduum - an Advent three-day retreat
Unable to offer our usual three-day retreats in Manresa, we will be glad to support any individuals or communities who choose to organise their time of retreat and will be supported by what we can offer. Whether on your own or with friends, you might like to consider three days of Advent during which you
let a video present the Advent theme for the day in the morning. this presentation will offer a reflection on an Advent theme and suggest some pointers for prayer during your day.
join us online for mass at 12:15 pm
during the afternoon, avail of a guided prayer on the day’s theme
On selected evenings of Advent there will be opportunities to meet online for times of reflection and prayer on an adventure motif.
The first video will be available on Monday 30 November 2020.
A one-day Advent retreat
If you would prefer to select one day during Advent which might be suitable for a retreat, the resources we can make available with support you by offering some input in the morning, an invitation to mass at 12:15 pm, a guided prayer in the afternoon and an opportunity be online with others, some evenings.