The sixth annual Readers' Retreat, sponsored by Benetvision, was held earlier this week in Mayville, NY, just 40 miles east of Erie. Thirty-three men and women participated in the three-day event that focused around Sr. Joan Chittister's latest book, The Liturgical Year.
Only three or four of the participants admitted that the rhythms of the liturgical year: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, and feast days were a significant aspect of the rhythms of their present life. But, after six sessions with Sr. Joan, all came away with an energetic and renewed sense of the significance and grace of the church year within their own calendar years.
The book: The Liturgical Year is now available from Benetvision.