Lent is a time when we are invited to encounter Christ in the wilderness, free from all the things which distract and anaesthetise us in our daily lives. Passage through the desert was an integral part of Christ’s mission, as it was for Abraham, Moses, Elijah and John. We need not travel far to enter this place – the wilderness inside us is a place of testing, where the power of false gods is broken. It is a place of encounter with ourselves, with our inner demons and with God. New Pilgrim Path has a host of resources to guide us on this transformative journey. Each week, we will add to these.
'Living Lent Daily is a retreat designed to help us to reflect prayerfully on the unprecedented events of the last 12 months. We have been challenged, individually and collectively, in ways no-one could have imagined. Successive lockdowns have confronted us with the question of whether we want to go back to how things were, or to ‘grow back better’.
Pray-As-Your Go – in partnership with the global online prayer phenomenon, Sacred Space – offers a Lenten online retreat. ‘Growing Back Better’ encouraging us to reflect on what kind of people we truly desire to become and what kind of world we hope to pass on to future generations. There is a new session for each of the seven weeks of Lent.
Click on the image to watch a short film on Ash Wednesday as depicted by artists through the ages. It is brought to us by the superb Christian Art website founded by Patrick van der Vorst, a former director of Sotheby’s, London, and now a seminarian for the Diocese of Westminster.