Lenten Retreat: Seeking the Divine

Lenten Retreat: Seeking the Divine

Saturday, March 14   9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

CLEVELAND – Trinity Cathedral will host a Lenten Retreat: Seeking the Divine on Saturday, March 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The retreat will be led by the Rev. Dr. Sam Portaro, Jr. who served for 22 years as the Episcopal Chaplain at the University of Chicago.

Lent is a season where we are invited both as a community and as individuals to acknowledge and grapple with our mortality. Through the traditional ritual acts of mortification — dying to self — we begin to perceive that death, at its essence, is about “letting go” of those aspects of our lives that keep us from perceiving the Divine in midst of our daily lives. The journey through Lent reminds us that to live passionate lives requires our risking vulnerability — requires letting go of our self-serving behaviors, our interpersonal laziness, our habits of control, and our fear of not being “good enough.” It is only as we are willing to “let go” of our ego-centered selves that we can truly embrace the fullness of our humanity and discern the extraordinary in the midst of the ordinary.

This retreat will explore various spiritual practices that enable us to perceive the Divine in our lives. Please join us.

Registration: $50 (Cash or checks accepted on the day of the retreat but we do ask guests to register in advance at: http://tinyurl.com/Lenten-Retreat-2015

Event information can also be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/398221233683170/

Trinity Cathedral is located at 2230 Euclid Ave. The Cathedral’s parking lot entrance is on Prospect Avenue at East 22nd Street. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.trinitycleveland.org or call 216-771-3630.