Journey in Lent
“Now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart." —Joel 2:12
The Journey in Lent retreat is free and takes place during the Lenten season, on campus, in the midst of your everyday life. There are no requirements or prerequisites; anyone can participate in this retreat. Many students find that it is a great way to incorporate intentional prayer and spiritual growth into their everyday lives.
3 Components of the Journey in Lent Retreat
- Time to Pray
Participants commit to 20 minutes a day of prayer for each of the 16 days of the retreat.
The retreat assigns students a spiritual companion. Participants meet 3 times with their spiritual companion over the course of the retreat, for 30 minutes to an hour, to discuss faith and life experience. Spiritual companions are campus ministers or other BC faculty/staff. Learn more about spiritual companions here.
The retreat offers 4 opportunities for those participating in the retreat to gather for community prayer and reflection. Participants will receive a calendar of the gathering times and other events.
This year's retreat will take place March 10 - 25, 2015, so the retreat begins the Tuesday after spring break.
- There are no requirements or prerequisites for making this retreat, only a willingness to engage in the process.
- There are a limited number of spots for those wishing to be paired with a companion. If these spots fill up, anyone is welcome to still participate in all other aspects of the retreat without meeting with a spiritual companion.
- Register by Monday, March 9. The sooner (before break!), the better and more likely you will be paired with a spiritual companion.