What do you long for most

What is most precious to you?

             What do you want more than anything else


Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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This is an online event.

You will receive a reminder email with information about how to join the conference online prior to the event.


Martha Gardner
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

Lent and the Longing for God

These may sound like strange questions to ask during Lent, a season usually associated with self-denial, not desire.  But Lent calls us back to our deepest longing, our desire for closer union with the Love that created us and that longs to be set free among us. 

This morning retreat, conducted online, will invite us to explore our own desires, as well as the desires of the One “to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid.” Our time together will include presentations and guided meditation, with options for solitary reflection or for small group conversation.
Please bring a candle and matches, if you can.  For the periods of free time, you may wish to have a Bible, Prayer Book, journal and/or art supplies nearby, or a warm coat so that you can head outside. 

This online retreat is co-sponsored by The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, and open to the faithful - lay and ordained - of both.  

About the Retreat Leader                                      

 The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas serves as Creation Care Advisor   in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and as Missioner for   Creation Care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts   and in Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ.   Her latest book (co-edited) is Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis. Her Website: RevivingCreation.org