2019 Triduum Retreat
with Edward Quinnan, SJ, and Mercy by the Sea staff and friends
Photo by George Herrick
Holy God whose presence is known in the structures we build and also in their collapse;
Establish in us a community of hope, not to contain your mystery,
but to be led beyond security into your sacred space, through Jesus Christ. Amen
- Janet Morley, All Desires Known
Although the apostles were told of the events that were to come, they must have thought that the passion and death of Jesus was the end of the world. They may have reacted differently, but all likely experienced a sense of helplessness at the chaos that was unleashed in the garden on that Passover night.
Similarly, we are living now in a time of chaos. Despite the warnings, structure from which we have found support - institutions, religions, processes, the earth itself - are experiencing destruction and breakdown. And we, like the apostles, may be experiencing a sense of helplessness and hopelessness.
There are those who may choose to ignore or run away from the reality. Others may remain present to the situation. This presence requires willingness, which is born of love. No matter the response, there is strength to be found in the gathering of community.
The celebration of the Triduum frames past events within the hopeful context of faith in the future. We will gather in community as we face the chaos of our current reality, finding strength, comfort and hope with those among us and in the Presence of our loving God.
Triduum will begin on Holy Thursday, April 18, and conclude Easter morning, April 21. Although all rooms on site are full, commuters are welcome for all liturgies; there is a $20.00 fee for dinner on Holy Thursday.
Holy Thursday - We will gather at 5:00 p.m.
Good Friday Liturgy - We will gather at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Easter Vigil - We will gather at 8:00 p.m.
|Dates:||4/18/2019 to 4/21/2019|
Mercy by the Sea Staff & Friends|
Edward Quinnan, SJ