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KNOWING JESUS:     ISC Lent Online Retreat 2021

Fallen in de water
woman in adultery
Calms Storm
In previous years we have used photographs and Old Masters to illustrate our Lent book.  This year we shall use more living artists.

Get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper and more authentic Christian life of service.

Jesus was quite a character with a message and way of acting that was as counter-cultural in his day as it would be in ours.  Going back to the roots of Christianity to the man who is its foundation gives a deeper understanding of what the faith is really about and a challenge for living. 

Weekly topics include:
  • Jesus, his prayer and the Father
  • Jesus’ Family and Friends
  • Jesus’ Teachings
  • Jesus reaches out to the needy
  • The emotional Jesus
  • Jesus under Attack
  • The Resurrected Jesus
The retreat for 2021 is from Ash Wednesday, 17th February to the First Sunday of Easter, 11th April.

Time for Prayer: Ideally you should be able to find a time to pray with the Scripture or other material daily; anything from 15 minutes to an hour a day, whatever you find helps you.

Weekly Meeting:
The idea of this retreat is that groups of people support each other.  Each person prays daily individually, and then various groups meet weekly together to see how the prayer has been going.   This will support you in your prayer and help you see where God is in your prayer and in your life. It will also introduce you to different ways of praying with Scripture.

Prayer Materials:
Choose what is most convenient for you: we provide the materials online for a computer or smartphone.
Every day there is one passage from Scripture plus 'A Thought for Today' a piece of music and a picture to ponder.
We also give a few suggestions on how to pray with the day’s materials.

Reflecting on Prayer;
We suggest that after each day’s prayer you jot down in a journal a few notes on how the prayer has gone. This will help your sharing in the group if you have one. It will also be interesting to reflect on how things are moving during Lent and see whether you discern any patterns in the way God is dealing with you.

The BBC Radio 4 Daily Service will be taking up the themes of this week. So this will be an additional way to immerse yourself in this retreat.


To receive details of the retreat and the App.

Register to Join an Online Group

If you would like to join a group weekly to share the fruits of your prayer, then register for one of our Online groups.

Register to receive Daily Email Reminders

Do the retreat on your own and have a link with the prayer sent to you daily during the retreat.
This is service is operated by Jesuits in Britain, London.

Would you like to Facilitate a Group?

Meet interesting people.   We hope to establish various groups to suit different people.  A training meeting for group facilitators will be given online in the first week of February.
To lead a Zoom group if you have some experience in ways of praying and leading sharing groups then apply below.

Retreat Resources

Video Prayer Workshops:

    Videos are available on YouTube:Examen, Lectio Divina, Imaginative Contemplation

Leaflet on Discernment

Jesuit Ministries
British Jesuits Spirituality

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