With Jesus in the Desert: A retreat for a time of isolation

This initiative comes from ASL - Australia
‘With Jesus in the Desert’ is an online retreat that has been developed by Jesuit Communications Australia for people who are in social isolation.

With Jesus in the Desert’ is an online retreat that has been developed for people who are in social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. It has been designed to run for 14 days, but may be adapted and run as needed.

The retreat has suggestions for each of the fourteen days. It is meant to be a help – your servant and not your master. You are free to follow it through or to pick out particular days. A shorter retreat that keeps the basic pattern could involve days 1, 2, 5, 10, 11, 12, 14.

The suggestions on how to pray the retreat invite you to imagine yourself in different Gospel stories. This is a good way to pray, so worth trying out. But feel free to pray in your any way that you are comfortable with.

Each day also includes a way of reviewing your day and how your heart has been moved during it. This can be especially helpful if you are finding the time of isolation wearisome.

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