Lenten Retreat with Br. Jim Woodrum
Saturday, March 6
10 a.m. - noon
Led by Brother Jim Woodrum, Society of St. John the Evangelist
Join SSJE Brother Jim Woodrum for a quiet day of reflection over "The Covenant and our Identity in God, the Monastic Discipline of Temptation, and Turning Discipline into Discipleship."
Covenant and our Identity in God
On the first three Sundays in Lent, our Old Testament scriptures speak to us about covenant. In our first meditation we will explore some of these stories and consider the influence of covenant on our identity as followers of Jesus.
The Monastic Discipline of Temptation
Why did Jesus face temptation for forty days in the desert? And what has led centuries of monastics to follow him there? By studying the Christian monastic tradition, we discover that our temptations are a pathway to self-knowledge and a gateway into a deeper love of God.
Turning Discipline into Discipleship
The word discipline often has an austere quality that makes us uncomfortable. But it has the same root that gives us the word disciple. In this meditation we will consider how Lenten discipline can invite us into a fuller life of discipleship.
About Br. Jim
A native of Bristol, VA, Br. Jim came to SSJE in January of 2012. Jim lives at the Monastery in Cambridge, and has served the community as Choir Brother, Guest Brother, and Vocations Brother. He currently is the Brother who guides Communications. Jim is active as a preacher, retreat leader, and spiritual director. When he is away from his desk (and that “Office” in the Chapel), he enjoys cooking southern cuisine, exploring different neighborhoods in Boston, and has a keen interest in craft beer.
Please contact Hannah Fisher if you have any questions.