At any time, suffering makes us confront the most fundamental spiritual questions. The various forms of suffering caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and our increased awareness of the suffering of others make these questions even more pressing. How are we to understand suffering? Are these periods in which God abandons us or, worse still, inflicts the suffering on us? Christians look to the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus for understanding. Jesus showed us a pattern that is part of everyday living.
Please join this virtual evening of reflection and explore the practical meaning of the Paschal Mystery. Participants will have time to place their own experiences inside that mystery and share their stories of resurrection with each other. See how God is already at work in your life, bringing about new and unexpected life.
This retreat will occur virtually via ZOOM. This will allow all participants to listen to the talks, participate in group discussion and break out into small groups, as well as have quiet time for personal reflection. When you register, you will receive information about how to join the retreat using a computer (with or without a camera) or a phone. If you have not done this before, you can log in to the retreat fifteen minutes early for an introductory “tour” of the virtual meeting room.