Stepping Beyond - Advent Retreat 2021

Our Advent Retreat this year is entitled Stepping Beyond.   This year has continued to offer many challenges for us in the shadow of the global pandemic.  Thankfully, however, many of us are now moving to brighter days and are called to step out again into the fullness of life and step beyond our isolated worlds.

The theme of our retreat this year is exactly that - Stepping Beyond - and will be inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti, on fraternity and social friendship.  Other words for fraternity include fellowship; friendship and companionship, all words that are central to the Christian message, especially at Christmas. The weeks of Advent are a call to a deeper reflection on the life of Jesus as he stepped beyond his world into ours as our companion and friend.   Advent is a time to help us prepare to welcome Jesus our Saviour, God made man in Bethlehem and to hear his call to Step Beyond ourselves.

Adapted from reflections written by Fr Paul Pace SJ

Session 1 - Monday 29 November
Session 2 - Monday 6 December
Session 3 - Monday 13 December
Session 4 - Monday 20 December
Conclusion - Monday 27 December

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