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With Ash Wednesday on February 26 this year, we will truly experience life's rhythm of movement from dark to light, winter to spring, and cold to warmth throughout the Lenten season. Spiritual growth involves continual learning, stretching, and growing, often past one's comfort zone.

We invite you to consider how you can make Lent more meaningful. Scroll down for some Winter Wisdom to ponder. Scroll further to find Lenten resources available to enhance and guide your Lenten practice.

We're off to warmer weather and the sun and energy of the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, CA this weekend. We hope to see some of you there!
“Lent offers the opportunity to dig deeper, revisit where you might be ‘stuck,’ and to reflect on how and when you might need to show mercy to yourself—that kind and forgiving treatment you show others and ask for from God.” Reflection on Compassionate Mercy, 2016

In parts of the world where winter means weeks of subzero temperatures, snow, and ice, the warmth of the sun and a deep breath of fresh air are luxuries. Yet with the right clothing, winter gear, and intentions, most people living in these climates manage to get outside anyway. It’s vital to counteract the negative effects of winter and to refresh our spirits. 
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Find your path toward a meaningful Lent guided by the words of Pope Frances and other spiritual leaders. Each booklet includes reflection questions and prayers. Sets include one each of Merciful Lent: Finding Your Path Toward a Meaningful Lent (new this year!) and Your Journey with God: A Daily Retreat Moment for Holy Week and Beyond .

Quantity pricing available (includes shipping):
1-4 sets for $5 each
5-9 sets for $4 each
10-24 sets for $3 each
25 or more for $2.50 each

Spring and Summer Plans: Consider an On the Journey Retreat as a way to prepare for summer break or gather during the summer months. Email us for more information on how to plan one in your area. Order retreat materials here. Ordering on your mobile device? Click here.

We're coming to California! "Live Mercy - Be Holy" is the theme for this year's RECongress in Anaheim, CA February 21-24, 2020. We will be there (booth #749) and look forward to seeing some of you.
Retreat, Reflect, Renew
providing retreats that fill your soul and fit your schedule

Courage for the Call: Finding Freedom through Trust and Surrender
March 9, 2020 to April 3, 2020
Cost: $40
WITHIN MINISTRIES special: $10 off w/coupon code WITHIN

Foundress Christine Jurisich's early days in ministry included over ten years as a national leader of Ministry of Mothers Sharing. Among her many accomplishments is the development of the On the Journey Retreat Series WITHIN MINISTRIES offers.
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