The Lenten Journey: Becoming Friends with Death & Resurrection
“All life holds within itself a promise of resurrection.” (Gabriel Marcel)
This Friends Day of Prayer will inaugurate the beginning of the Lenten Season with an invitation to join Jesus on an important spiritual journey. While this journey spans our entire lives, during Lent we bring deeper awareness to the cyclic nature of dying and being reborn. Through consideration of sacred Scriptures, dialogue and some reflective writing, Friends will engage in these themes as they impact our prayer, spirituality and the unique place we share in this world. Participants should bring along a journal.
Gordon Creamer will lead this March Friends Days of Prayer. These retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can drop into any month. It’s not required to attend every month. Friends Day guests gather at 9:30am for breakfast pastries and coffee. Gordon will begin with a morning presentation, followed by Mass in the chapel, a delicious lunch, and an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered to walk the labyrinth, spend quiet time in prayer or shop in the bookstore.
Gordon Creamer – earned his MA in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University. He has been involved in programming and operations in healthcare since 2001 at various Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Hospice communities. Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and workshops that focus on creating opportunities for participants to explore and enhance their spirituality and well-being through various media. Enhancing the journey of individuals with memory impairment is a passion for Gordon, who is also a certified spiritual director. He welcomes all in exploring the spiritual life as a means of healing, growing and thriving.