Lenten Journey Online Storytelling Seminar

February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10 -- Sunday Evenings 7:00 to 8:00 pm EST

February 3 Seminar - The Passion & Martyrdom of  St. Perpetua & St. Felicity - A story from the Roman Matryrology First Sunday of Lent (celebrated February 17) "Everyone who calls upon the Name of the Lord will be Saved." Romans 10 "And Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilds of the desert for forty days. There he was tempted by Satan." Luke 4 

February 10 Seminar - Children of Healing - An Ancient Celtic tale from Wales  Second Sunday of Lent (celebrated February 24) "We set our eyes upon the realities of heaven. We await the coming of Our Lord, Our Saviour, Christ Jesus from heaven." Philippians 3 "And Peter said to Jesus: 'Master, It is good for us to be here.'" Luke 9

February 17 Seminar Miriam's Well - A Medieval Jewish tale from Israel Third Sunday of Lent (celebrated March 3) First Scrutiny of the Rite of Christian Initiation, Scriptures readings from Cycle A "Strike the dry rock of this hard, barren land, and water shall flow for people to drink." Exodus 17 "And Jesus sat by the Well of Jacob, and asked the Samaritan woman for water to drink." John 4

February 24 Seminar The Light of Angels: The Lenten Journey of St. Cuthbert, from English hagiography Fourth Sunday of Lent (celebrated March 10)  Second Scrutiny of the Rite of Christian Initiation, Scriptures readings from Cycle A "The Lord whispered to Samuel: 'People see only appearances, but I see the heart." First Samuel 16 "and Jesus said, 'I came into the world to make the sightless see, and the seeing blind.'” John 9

March 3 Seminar - The Raising of Romany Lazarus, A Gypsy tale from Sweden  Fifth Sunday of Lent (celebrated March 17) Third Scrutiny of the Rite of Christian Initiation, Scriptures readings from Cycle A "Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. My Lord: Hear my voice." Psalm 130  "And Jesus said: “I am the Resurrection. I am the Life. Believe in Me, and though dying you will come to life." John 11

March 10 Seminar  - The Passion of Brother Rufino - A Tale from the Little Flowers of Saint Francis Palm or Passion Sunday (celebrated March 24) "They mock me. They say, 'If the Lord loves him so much, then let the Lord save him.'" Psalm 22 "He emptied himself and took the form of a slave. He humbled himself, obediently accepting death, even death on a cross." Phillipians 2

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