Rend Your Hearts and Not Your Garments: Letting God’s Mercy Reshape You from the Inside Out
What do you desire this Lent? What would you like to see change in your life? We all need forgiveness, renewal and healing, but maybe our usual Lent routines and sacrifices have become stale and don’t get us to that better relationship with God and our neighbors we want. How do things look from a different vantage point – God’s vantage point? How do things look through God’s eyes of mercy? Can we see what God sees in us and the people and circumstances of our lives? Come, and let us spend our retreat time inviting God’s merciful gaze to penetrate our hearts, our thoughts, our deeds — to reshape our way in the world, from the inside out!
This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
Brent H. Otto, S.J. is a Jesuit priest who comes to us from San Francisco where his day job is writing his PhD dissertation in Indian History at the University of California, while also ministering in two local parishes and offering spiritual direction. He has been a Jesuit for eighteen years and looks back fondly on his year on the staff of Ignatius House following his ordination. In his free time Brent enjoys biking, walking by the Bay or the sea, and eating good food with good people. He cherishes his annual visits to ‘the lake’ in Maine and to see family in Boston and Atlanta.
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