Lenten Retreat 2017: "Lift Every Voice!"
March 13 – April 11, 2017
“Now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart." —Joel 2:12
This year the retreat will ask students to think, pray, and reflect specifically about issues of race and prejudice. In the opening chapter of Genesis we read that humans were created “in the image and likeness of God.” Yet, throughout our country’s history, many groups have not been treated with the dignity and respect due them by their birthright. If we are honest with ourselves, we can admit that we all carry around different biases and prejudices that we have picked up from family, the media, etc. Let us take this opportunity during Lent to explore our own imperfections and the ways we have failed to recognize the image of God in our neighbor.
3 Components of the Journey in Lent Retreat
- Time to Pray
Participants commit to 20 minutes a day of prayer for each of the retreat's four weeks.
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.
During this year’s retreat, students will be invited to join a book club sponsored by FACES to read and discuss America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis.
The Lenten 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.