What are you doing for Lent? Am I the first to ask? Ash Wednesday is only two weeks from today–a date I’ve been keenly aware of because I’ve been very busy lately putting together our Ignatian Prayer Adventure. This is an eight-week online retreat that can be completed during Lent and Easter. It’s a version of the Spiritual Exercises. We’re using materials from The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O’Brien, SJ.
The retreat actually begins on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday–February 19. It will continue through Lent, concluding the week after Easter. Eight weeks in all.
We’ve designed a retreat that you can adapt to your needs and circumstances. You can pray it every day–as much as 30-40 minutes if you have the time, or less if need be. The Prayer Adventure is full of scripture readings, meditations, reflections, and prayers that you can use however you wish. It follows the general arc of the Spiritual Exercises. If you stick with it throughout the Lent-Easter season, you will experience many of the graces of Ignatius’s great retreat.
I’ll join fellow Loyola Press bloggers Paul Brian Campbell, SJ, and Vinita Hampton Wright in offering weekly reflections on An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. We’ll be doing this on our blogs, so you should be sure to subscribe to them: dotMagis, Days of Deepening Friendship, and People for Others.
I’ll have more to say about the retreat in the coming weeks.