Happy Easter! In this final talk of our Lenten Retreat, we focus on the joy of the resurrection. The resurrection accounts remind us that Jesus meets us where we’re at to bring us to greater joy and freedom.
Jesus laid down his life on the cross for our sake. This is a great act of love, but it is also an event filled with sorrow and pain. In this talk of our Lenten Retreat, David reflects on how we can pray with the crucifixion.
It is easy to accompany Jesus in the good times, but it’s much tougher to accompany him in hard times. In our Lenten Retreat, David invites us to accompany Jesus in the moments leading to his Passion.
Jesus told his disciples, “Love one another as I love you.” In this week’s talk of our Lenten Retreat, David explores the way that Jesus treats others in scripture. Jesus gives us an example of expansive, inclusive love.
Jesus says that he is the true vine. That must mean there are false vines out there too. In this talk, David introduces the meditation on the Two Standards and reflects on the things that draw us closer or further from Christ.
Our online retreat moves into the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises, when we focus on following Christ who calls us to help build up the Kingdom of God. This call can be exciting and motivating at first, but we can become lukewarm over time. David reflects on advice from Pope Francis and the example of Mary to persevere in faith.
In the second talk of our Lenten Retreat, David reflects on the First Week/Theme of the Spiritual Exercises. The goal in this part of the Exercises is to recognize that we are sinners that are loved deeply by God. David reflects on the difficult, but important process of pruning as he goes deeper into the theme of the Vine and the Branches.
Today’s talk introduces the retreat theme, “The Vine and the Branches,” and gives an overview of the purpose of the Spiritual Exercises. David reflects on how God communicates God’s love by speaking to the heart.
Lent is almost here and we have a way to help you pray throughout the season. David Kiblinger, SJ, will be giving this year’s Online Lenten Retreat. A new talk will be released every week starting on March 5th. This year’s theme is “The Vine and the Branches.” Join us!