Register for Clergy Lent Quiet Days
January 20, 2015
The Clergy Lent Quiet Day will be offered twice this year in hopes of accommodating the schedules of all who wish to participate. We'll gather Tuesday, February 24 and Saturday, March 7, from 9:30 am - 2 pm at St. James Commons. The same program will be presented on both days.
Bishop Lee has invited the Rev. Brian C. Taylor to join us for our Lenten retreat (see profile below).
Here's an introduction to the retreat theme and our facilitator:
When you Find Yourself in the Thick of It: Prayerfulness and Ministry
Here’s a well-kept secret: clergy often struggle to remain connected with the very source of vitality in their vocation. We make ourselves too busy to pray, or we get bored with how we pray, and so we don’t. And then when we’re in the thick of it - answering endless emails, listening patiently to a dissatisfied parishioner, enduring a conflicted meeting over money - we wonder where that ephemeral “peace of mind that passes all understanding” went.
This retreat will employ several means to go beyond what we do in ministry to the critical question of how we are in ministry: a model of different spirituality temperaments; a practice of bringing contemplative awareness into everyday situations and thereby transforming them; and times for silence or conversation with colleagues.
Retreat Leader: The Rev. Brian C. Taylor
Brian is the author of several books and numerous articles on faith and practice, and served as the Rector of an Episcopal parish in Albuquerque for 30 years. He is an experienced leader of retreats, diocesan clergy conferences, and CREDO conferences. Brian is a graduate of the Shalem program for spiritual directors, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific for contributions to the field of spirituality. He and his wife Susanna moved to Chicago last summer and participate in worship at the Church of the Atonement.
Please contact Vicki Garvey for more information.