Epiphany Retreat: Mine Eyes Have Seen
8th January 2021, 4:00 pm to 10th January 2021, 2:00 pm£260
Join us on this retreat with Launde’s Deputy Warden, Chris Webb.
“Mine eyes have seen thy salvation.” These were the words of Simeon the prophet as he held the newborn Jesus in his arms in the Temple. In the twenty centuries since that day artists have experienced the same sense of awe and wonder as they responded to Christ revealed in the Gospels.
In this retreat we’ll spend time with some of these great artists and their works, reflecting with them on the story of Jesus and its impact on our world and our lives. We’ll open ourselves to the beauty and challenge of their works and, perhaps, find ways of seeing God afresh. And we’ll reflect on ways we can prayerfully respond to these gifts with generosity of spirit “so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened,” as Paul writes, we can experience “the immeasurable greatness of his power for us.” (Ephesians 1)
Chris Webb is Deputy Warden of Launde Abbey and Diocesan Spirituality Adviser to the Diocese. Chris is an Anglican priest who has ministered as president of a spiritual formation ministry in the USA, as a parish priest in Wales and in a church for the homeless. He is the author of two books: The Fire of the Word (2011) and God-Soaked Life (2017).
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Early bird price: £240 if booked before 11th November 2020.