Lent is almost here. If you are looking for a way to enhance your experience of this season, consider participating in one or both of the simple practices below. STUDY: The Society of St. John the Evangelist, a monastic community in Cambridge, Massachusetts committed to helping others cultivate a deep, committed spirituality, invites us to participate in the Lenten program Lovelife, a free video series that explores the Gospel of John’s message of love, which “can unlock our hearts and transform our lives.”
Beginning March 5, 2014, short daily videos from the brothers will be delivered to your inbox. A free downloadable workbook is available, as well. Lovelife is a meaningful and convenient Lenten study that can be done entirely on one’s own. However, if you decide to participate in the series, and would like to form a small group that would gather three times during March and April to discuss the series, please contact Danielle Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Learn more and sign up for Lovelife at http://ssje.org/ssje/lovelife/.
BE STILL: Take the silence challenge. Silence calms us. It can also interrupt, disturb, and even judge us. Beginning on March 5 and continuing each day of the Lenten Season, choose a time to keep silence daily, starting with five minutes. If you would like to be part of an online group that will receive brief weekly reflections on silence and will share observations about silence-keeping, contact Danielle Thompson (email@example.com).