Welcome to the Online Retreat for Everyday Life. I pray this will be a fruitful journey in faith for all of us.
Please visit the Online Retreat home page for information about making this retreat.
You can begin the retreat at any time. Many of us began it during the third week of September (15-21)*, but you can start anytime. Your primary guide will be pages on the Creighton University Online Retreat site. I will also have some brief comments on preparing for each week’s theme, which you will see in the drop-down menu above. I will also be posting reflections as I make this retreat on the home page of this blog. You are invited to make your own comments as well.
If you are beginning the retreat now, visit the first week page on this site for my own comments to begin the week, and go to the first week of the Online Retreat website. The theme is “Let’s Begin at the Beginning: Our Life Story – The Memories That Have Shaped Us.” As I make each week of the retreat, you’ll find my own ongoing reflections on the home page of this blog. You can also add your own comments and reflections to share with your brothers and sisters who are making this retreat virtually with you.
May God guide us all as we seek to open ourselves to the movement of His Spirit.
* Note: this week, September 15-21, is an especially good time to begin the retreat because the themes will be pretty much in sync with the major seasons of the Church year. We will be reliving the mysteries of Christ’s coming during Advent and Christmas, and following Christ in his passion, death and resurrection during Lent and Easter. See the calendar of weeks here. However, it is not necessary to follow the Church calendar, nor even to by in sync with one another as we make this retreat. We can all benefit at anytime from one another’s sharing.