Do you have a deep desire to get to know Jesus in a personal way?
Do you wonder what it looks like to love as Jesus loves?
Do you want to be accompanied in your walk with Jesus this Lent?
We are ready to walk with you.
Dive Deep into Jesus’ Life.
Come and accompany Jesus on an eight week walk through the last moments of his life. Let's put out into the deep just as Jesus invited his disciples to do.
We will journey with Jesus through eight moments of his Life:
His Last Supper
His Night in the Garden
His Way of the Cross
His Final Moments on the Cross
His Last Breath and Death
His Holy Saturday
Learn the Model He has Set Out for Us:
“I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” John 13:15
Our journey together will strengthen our friendship with Jesus and understanding that as it says in John’s gospel, “the way, the truth, and the Life”. We will learn Jesus’ model of how to love and who we’re called to love. We will invite his suffering to touch our own so that we can be transformed to love as he loves.
This eight-week virtual retreat, beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 2, and ending on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 24, is an invitation to learn the model to love as Jesus did. Each week, our prayer is about an action to love like Jesus.
Week 1: Lean on Me
Week 2: Stay with Me
Week 3: Speak Up for Me
Week 4: Carry Me
Week 5: Stand with Me
Week 6: Weep for Me
Week 7: Wait with Me
Week 8: Do for Me
This unique online retreat provides a plan for eight weeks of prayer done on your own schedule. It offers a variety of contemplative prayer methods and leans on the third and fourth weeks of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius.
Each week will include:
Guided audio reflections
Scripture to pray with on your own
Prompts for Personal Reflection
Weekly Review of Prayer and Gathering the Graces
A community to journey with you
Accompaniment by Ignatian-trained spiritual directors and ministry leaders
***Throughout the retreat, there are optional live community prayer sessions facilitated by Ignatian spiritual directors and guides. We’ll gather via Zoom shortly after the start of the retreat, in the middle, and toward the end, with morning and evening times offered.
If you can’t join us live, don’t worry, recordings of the LIVE Zoom calls will be available at your convenience.
Get access to our extensive prayer library to help you dive deeper into the prayer methods used during the retreat to continue to develop and deepen your practice of prayer long after Lent ends.
Retreat content created by Ignatian-trained spiritual directors and Ignatian ministry leaders
A global community of people seeking deeper waters to journey with you through the Lenten season
A plan for you to follow to know Jesus more intimately, love Jesus more deeply, and follow Jesus more closely
Daily prayer and accompaniment as you experience Lent and the Easter season in new and deeper ways
Your Retreat Team | Ignatian Ministries
Bringing together decades of ministry and lived experience of contemplative prayer, Becky Eldredge, Stephanie Clouatre Davis, Kathy Powell, Charlotte Phillips, Deena Pavinato, and Danielle Bianchi know what it's like to make room for God in the busyness of real life and get to know Jesus in a personal way. We each bring our unique gifts to accompany you deeper in Christ this Lent. Come let us ground in prayer together! Find out more about our ministry at beckyeldredge.com.
"Every time I have taken Becky's online retreats it has deepened my relationship with God. Her retreats have helped me remember that no matter what challenges we might be facing in our daily lives we are never alone. After finishing a retreat, I feel spiritually recharged and centered. Thank God for her online retreats, I do not know what I would have done without them these past two years."
Liz Aceves- South Pasadena, CA
“Yes, you can. These three little words can speak in your head when you see information about one of Becky’s retreats and the word “but” pops up. The design of the retreats, the presentation, the materials, the flexibility embedded within the schedule, allow you the freedom to say yes. The Holy Spirit does the rest. It took me two years of looking at the list of upcoming retreats before my “yes” came. These retreats are a door opening to graces just waiting for you."
Mary Ann Gessner - Sheffield, VT
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the retreat start and finish?
As soon as you register, you will receive a welcome email with access to the Getting Started module to prepare you for the retreat. The retreat officially starts on Ash Wednesday, March 2 and ends on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 24. Each week's material will be available the Tuesday prior. Please note that the content will be released according to Universal Time (UTC) rather than your personal time zone.
How does the retreat work?
This unique online retreat provides an individual plan for prayer, incorporating a variety of contemplative prayer methods.Each week includes a guide for prayer, with a daily guided prayer reflection or suggested scripture. This prayer time can happen according to your schedule. At the end of each week, there will be a pause to review the prayer of the week and opportunity for sharing on the Community Wall.
What is the expected time commitment for this retreat?
Plan to set aside 15-30 minutes for daily prayer and reflection. Though the retreat runs from March 2 - April 24, you will have access to the material until May 24.
What supplies will I need for this retreat?
Supplies needed for the retreat: Computer, tablet or smartphone, a prayer place, Bible, Journal, Weekly prayer guide (will be provided), a Binder/folder to keep your weekly prayer guides.
What if the cost is too much?
Just like all of the retreats that Becky offers, we do not want the financial aspect to keep you from attending. If you want to attend this retreat and your budget does not allow for it at this moment, please email us at [email protected]. We will get you a coupon code with an option to pay what you can.
How can I access this course? Is there an app?
The course platform is Teachable. If possible, please opt into emails from Teachable so that we can send updates and notify you that new content is available. You can access the course through logging into Teachable.com on a computer or laptop. There is also a free Teachable iOS app for Apple devices. Note that through the app, you will not have access to the community wall and will have limited access to the handouts. If you having trouble downloading the handouts, please reach out to us at [email protected].