Christ Encompassing Us
Led By: The Rev. Martin Smith
Suggested Donation: $365
Friday, 15 March – Sunday, 17 March 2019
Prompted by celebrated verses from the ancient Celtic Prayer known as St Patrick’s Breastplate, our silent retreat will focus on the many-faceted ways in which Christ is present to us: “Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.” The addresses will outline a variety of prayer ‘experiments’ for participants to try so that they can sense for themselves dimensions of their relationship with Christ that they may not have explored before. These experiments can be extended throughout Lent to give shape and depth to our preparation for Holy Week and Easter.
Father Martin L. Smith is well known throughout the Episcopal Church and beyond for his explorations of contemporary spirituality through workshops, retreats and preaching, and widely read books, including The Word is Very Near You, A Season for the Spirit, Reconciliation, Compass and Stars, Love Set Free, and recently, with the Rev. Julia Gatta, Go in Peace: the Art of Hearing Confessions. He has over thirty years of experience in training and supervising preachers and spiritual directors. Now retired, he makes Washington, DC his base for a roving ministry of spiritual formation and teaching.