Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Convent of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine 
233 Cummer Avenue
Toronto, ON M2M 2E8

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Arleane Ralph 
The Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Toronto 
416-363-6021 Ext 223 

York-Credit Valley Lenten Retreat 2019 

Bishop Jenny invites you to join her for this year's Area Clergy Lenten Retreat, led by the Rev. Canon Dr. Constance Joanna Gefvert, SSJD.

Images of Holy Week

Quiet Day Leader: Sister Connie, as she likes to be known, is a member of the Anglican Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, Honorary Associate at St. George on Yonge Anglican Church, and a member of the adjunct faculty at Wycliffe College where she teaches courses on prayer, monastic history, and Benedictine spirituality.  She served as Rev. Mother of the Sisterhood from 1994 – 2005, and is currently Vocations Coordinator and directs the new program for women called “Companions on an Ancient Path.” In her spare time she enjoys film, music, art, and reading good mysteries.  Her favourite scripture passage is from St. John’s gospel:  This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12)

 Quiet Day Theme:   In Lectio Divina we pause from the busyness of our lives to listen “with the ear of our hearts” to the words of scripture. In Visio Divina we are invited to gaze “with the eye of our hearts” at the truth of God’s word in visual form. Sr. Connie will draw on her love of scripture and art in leading participants to reflect anew on the journey of Holy Week both in words and in visual images.

Quiet Day Schedule:

9:30-10:00  Arrival & Registration

10:00  Opening Prayer

10:15 Coffee/Comfort Break

10:30  Session #1: The Palm Sunday Pilgrimage

Time of Quiet

12:00  Holy Eucharist 12:45  Mid-Day Meal

1:30    Session #2: The Last Supper and the Passion

2:30-3:00  Closing Prayer & Departure

This event is open to active clergy in York-Credit Valley and is funded through the  YCV Area Council. Space is available for a maximum of 40 registrants.

 Registration closes on March 14 .

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