Advent 2021: Stepping Beyond

Welcome to this year's Advent retreat in collaboration with Sacred Space, written by Fr Paul Pace SJ, entitled 'Stepping Beyond'. This year has continued to offer many challenges for us in the shadow of the global pandemic. Thankfully, however, many of us are now moving to brighter days and are called to step out again into the fullness of life and step beyond our isolated worlds.


The theme of our retreat this year is exactly that - Stepping Beyond - and will be inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti, on fraternity and social friendship. Other words for fraternity include fellowship; friendship and companionship, all words that are central to the Christian message especially at Christmas. The weeks of Advent are a call to a deeper reflection on the life of Jesus as he stepped beyond his world into ours as our companion and friend. Advent is a time to help us prepare to welcome Jesus our Saviour, God made man in Bethlehem and to hear his call to Step Beyond ourselves.


This year has continued to offer many challenges for us in the shadow of the global pandemic. Thankfully, however, many of us are now moving to brighter days and are called to step out again into the fullness of life and step beyond our isolated worlds.


The theme of our retreat this year is exactly that - Stepping Beyond - and will be inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti, on fraternity and social friendship.

The weeks of Advent are a call to a deeper reflection on the life of Jesus as he stepped beyond his world into ours as our companion and friend. Advent is a time to help us prepare to welcome Jesus our Saviour, God made man in Bethlehem and to hear his call to step beyond ourselves.

The retreat will follow these dates:


Introduction and Practicalities


 play_arrowPlay : Welcome to 'Stepping Beyond' 


 play_arrowPlay : Practicalities for 'Stepping Beyond' 


 


Session 1   First Week Advent        Monday 29 November


Session 2   Second Week Advent    Monday 6 December


Session 3   Third Week Advent       Monday 13 December


Session 4   Fourth Week Advent    Monday 20 December


Session 5   Conclusion                  Monday 27 December