Susan is a spiritual director and has significant experience in giving retreats and other programs of spiritual formation as well as in offering individual spiritual direction. She is the author of Growing in Love and Wisdom: Tibetan Buddhist Sources for Christian Meditation (Oxford 2013) and of the blog, Creo en Dios! Prior to moving to Minneapolis in 2007, Susan was a member of the adjunct ministerial staff of St. Ignatius Retreat House in New York.
Susan shares her reflections on her journey with God on her blog, in podcasts and videos, in group talks and retreats, and in print and online articles.
It is hard to believe, but Lent is here!
We are not in that special time in the cycle of the Catholic Church as well as many Protestant churches during which we are invited to focus in a special way on our life with God – to see where we’ve been and to refocus our energies. It is an invitation to nurture our relationship with God and to deepen our appreciation for God’s enormous and unconditional love for us.
Joyce Rupp writes, “The church is wise in offering us the season of Lent because it can be the very time we need to find what is missing in our lives; it can be the season to deliberately seek what has been tossed away or misplaced or ignored, so that our lives can once again reflect the gospel which Jesus encouraged us to live. Lent can be a searching out and a restoration time and the means for renewed direction.”
The traditional Lenten observances are fasting, almsgiving and prayer. I’ve collected on my blog, Creo en Dios! some resources that might give you some ideas for each of those practices. You will find them here.
However you mark it, I wish you a blessed Lent.