2021 Lenten Circles

WHY@Breakfast was pleased to offer six Lenten Circles for six Saturday mornings during Lent 2021.

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Participants spent time connecting with others online, sharing prayer intentions, praying for one another, and learning a spiritual practice/spirituality.

We were delighted to have past speakers and friends participating in this initiative, leading our circles with their favourite spiritual practices.

PARTICIPATING GUESTS

Andrea Di Giovanni, Professor, King’s University College and St. Peter’s Seminary, London, ON

Catherinanne George, Director of Campus Ministry, Brescia University College, London, ON

Teresa Hartnett, Director of Family Ministry, Diocese of Hamilton

Barbara Paleczny, School Sister of Notre Dame, PhD/SThD

Paula Rush, Catechist

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February 20th  Lectio Divina with Paula An encounter with God through the words of scripture.

February 27th Dominican Spirituality with Andrea -An introduction to St. Dominic of Guzman, his approach to study, prayer, community and mission, and ways we can practice this spirituality today.

March 6th        Finger Labyrinth with Therese  -An online adaptation of praying with the labyrinth. Praying with the Labyrinth was introduced in European cathedrals in early the 13th century. The practice was largely forgotten for about 250 years and was only re-introduced  back to the Christian tradition about 30 years ago. We may use the finger labyrinth to process our pandemic experience and to reflect on God’s presence in our turbulent journey in the past year.

March 13th      Awareness Prayer with Sister Barbara  -Our most healing, life-giving prayer arises from who we really are . . . and then trusting  and daring to be with God as we are. . . . every day!

March 20th      Angela’s Way with Catherinanne -St. Angela Merici transformed the face of the world for women—and for all people—through her visions, and through a combined practice of contemplation and action.  Responding to the needs of the times, St. Angela and her company of women moved out into the streets to make a difference for others through their unique gifts.  We will look at how we can be given new vision to respond to the needs of our times through Angela’s Way, through the Ursuline spirituality of contemplation and action.

March 27th      Spiritual Practice of Study with Teresa -The Spiritual Practice of Study challenges us to be purposeful about both what and how we pay attention to everyday occurrences and “stuff” in our lives. We transform our minds by using concentration, perception and repetition to “study” our personal world and work towards solidifying the values and beliefs we will practise in our lives.

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