Begins: Sunday, December 1st, 2019 Ends: Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
Daily: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
"Desiring Advent: How do we wait with hope when desire feels so far away?"
Advent at its core is about desire. It’s about wanting. It’s a season that takes us through the shadow of longing to the celebration of hope fulfilled in Jesus Christ. And yet, desire has become weaponized against women throughout the centuries. Bringing desire to prayer can feel unsafe and unfamiliar for some women, and this season typically only offers us an image of Mary as a submissive, obedient, and empty woman. In this online retreat, we are going to pray with Mary and our desires in order to reclaim hope. We'll listen for the desires of God in our life and listen for our own desires to sing like Mary did in the Magnificat. Mostly though, we'll invite God into our own shadows of longing as we wait with hope for new life and God among us. This free retreat has been designed by Dr. Lindsey Carfagna: Sociologist, Seminarian, and Spiritual Companion. All are invited (regardless of gender identity) to explore the retreat and its complementary content for men at www.LBCarfagna.net/desiringadvent. Dr. Carfagna is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Doylestown.