The Lenten Summons to Green Our Lives

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - March 6 @ 11:30 am

Chris Koellhoffer, Lenten retreat

The word, Lent, comes from the root meaning of “Spring.” What invitation might this unfolding season offer for the renewal and flourishing of our spirit? What tender shoots of kinship, compassion, and hope are we called to nurture during these days? Join us as we accompany Jesus and enter more deeply into a practice of presence that heals and repairs both our own lives and that of our beautiful, yet wounded world.

This weekend will include prayer, setting an intention, input, times of stillness and conversation, material for reflection, and opportunities to deepen the practices of breathprayer, mindfulness, and embodying presence. All are welcome. There will be some periods of silence during the retreat, including two meals. Guided by Sr. Chris Koellhoffer.

Check-in begins at 3pm and the retreat will start after dinner on Friday. Portions of this weekend will honor silence, including two meals on Saturday. Mass will be available on Sunday, but lunch is not included that day.

Chris Koellhoffer, a Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM – Scranton), is an author, presenter, and spiritual guide. Her worldview has been profoundly shaped by the arts, by people on the margins, and by the power of story.

Chris’ professional background is a happy marriage between communications and spirituality through Fordham University and the Center for Spirituality and Justice, New York City. She is a spiritual director and a longtime contributor to Living Faith and other spiritual publications, and is the author of Longing for the Endless Immensity: Reflection and Prayer for Living a Life That Matters.

Chris engages in mobile spirituality ministry throughout the United States and Canada, offering retreats and presentations on the road. Visit her blog, Mining the Now, at

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Event Details

Start: March 4 @ 3:00 pm
End: March 6 @ 11:30 am
Cost: $260
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Sr. Chris Koellhoffer

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