“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10
Retreats have been a mainstay of the ministry of Anima since the beginning. It was always thought that there was a need to assist women to take some time to break from our schedules and focus on our relationship with Christ.
This has never been more true today. However, distance is often the number one issue for many women in Australia. Speakers and retreats are often only available in or around the capital cities, and not even all of those at times. Work schedules and commitments at home are also difficulties to getting out of the house.
We have decided to try to bring a mini retreat to you. To help you stop in your day, at a place and time that suits you. We think the best way to start this is during the time of Advent. A time where the Church asks us to focus on our relationship with Christ and waiting for His birth.
It will be a very simple format and done in a very simple way. We will be basing it around the Gospel of the Sunday’s in Advent. For each Sunday we have asked a wonderful speaker to give us a teaching from that Gospel. We will also provide a reflection sheet with points to think about, as well as links for further reading if you are interested. We also want to have some advent music and images to help you with your prayer. We will put up on our website a new reflection every Saturday evening of Advent.
It is good to start thinking now, about how we want to live this time in the Church’s year. If you would like to sign up to receive an email when each new retreat goes up on line, please sign up here.
We leave you today with a reflection on this time of Advent waiting from Bishop Robert Baron.
~ The Anima Team