An online day retreat with Daniel Muñoz exploring the Christmas story through scripture, poetry, music and art. We will delve into the mystery of the Incarnation and consider Mary’s response to the angel at the annunciation, the subversive power of her words to Elizabeth (the Magnificat), and her experience of persecution and exile with Joseph and Jesus. We will reflect on some of the marginal characters in the story: national political leaders, local shepherds, heavenly angels and foreign visitors. And we will ask the question: How can Emmanuel offer healing, hope and light to our world today? Inspired by Richard Harries’ book, A Gallery of Reflections: The Nativity of Christ.
Quiet Day Planner with suggested times (UK times)
- 09.30h Welcome and Introduction to the retreat (live video stream: 20 min approx)
- 10.00h Morning Prayer (video stream: 10 min approx)
- 10.15h Address 1. Christmas Revisited: 1 (video stream: 40 min approx)
- 11.00h Free time for personal reflection (resources provided)
- 13.30h Address 2. Christmas Revisited: 2 (video stream: 40 min approx)
- 14.15h Free time for personal reflection (resources provided)
- 16.00h Evening Prayer (video stream: 10 min)
- 16.15h Closing / wrap up session (live zoom session: 30-45 min). Optional session – Zoom room will open at 16.10h.
Post expires on November 27th, 2021