Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Your Lenten Invitation

As Lent begins, I am stepping back to take a fresh look into the "cloister."  I've been trying to live as a cloistered heart for a number of years now.  So how am I doing?  Hmm.  I'm not so sure...

Perhaps a good Lenten exercise would be to look more intensely, more personally, more prayerfully, into various areas of the cloister.  What would you say to joining me for some "cloistered exercises" for Lent?  Not unlike what we've been doing... we'll still be visiting areas inside our monasteries... but with the addition of a few brief "application" possibilities for anyone who might be interested in such things as we wander about the halls.   Nothing lengthy, no departure from our present explorations, but with the inclusion of a scripture and maybe a question and/or prayer for personal reflection.

I think the discipline of "praying in each area of the cloister" would be good for me.  Heaven knows, I need it!

You will not "miss out" if you cannot check in every day or two, so please come when you can.  Each "visit" should be able to stand on its own.

The enclosure doors stand open to receive us!  Once we step through, we'll find a grand reception awaiting.  The first person we'll meet is the Abbess.  I'll bet you can guess who that might be.....