Great faith: Women in the Gospel II - (Mike Drennan SJ) (12 - 17 July) <Online>
“Great is your faith!” Jesus commended the faith of the woman from Canaan (Matthew 15:28), one of the many times that he engaged with women, applauding and encouraging their particular faith and insight.
In this retreat, Mike Drennan SJ will look at the patterns of discipleship offered by a number of women about whom we read in the Gospels. Part I Of the retreat has considered women such as Elizabeth, Mary and Anna and others who attracted Jesus’ attention and admiration. Now, in Part II, Mike will look at the example given by named women such as Mary Magdalene, Martha and Mary and reflect on the place of the anonymous witness given by the widow at the treasury, the Canaanite woman and other faithful followers of Jesus.
Until official guidelines are published, we are unable to say when organised groups may gather indoors. It may be possible for some people to be present in Manresa, but the content will be available and participation will be possible online.
Participants will be emailed a link each day between Monday 12 July and Saturday 17 July 2021. The email will give
- access to an online video presentation by Mike
- a link to a page with associated poems scripture references - pointers to particular poems to encourage personal reflection and prayer.
- an opportunity to respond to the presentation
- access to a daily evening session at 7:00 p.m. when Mike will respond to questions or comments from that day’s presentation. There will also be reflection and prayer led by Aileen Murphy RLR each evening at this time