Manna House to offer in-person and online Lent series

February 5, 2022 by

Manna House of Prayer is offering a six-week long Lenten series on Wednesday evenings in March and April. The one-hour programs are from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evenings from March 9 through April 13. Cost for each program is $10, or $50 for the entire series. The programs are available in person at Manna House in Concordia or online using Zoom. Attendees may choose to attend one program, all programs, or any selection of programs.

The programs include:

• March 9, 2022
Lenten Series Week 1: Jesus is Condemned to Death
Presenter: Dian Hall, CSJ
As Jesus faces Pilot and is sentenced to the crucifixion, we are called to reflect in our own lives about how frequently we condemn others. Have I spoken against another person in an effort to condemn them? Have I told untruths about someone because I want to see them suffer and be ridiculed? Has this happened to me at the hands of another person…or even at the hands of a close friend?
Jesus is our example of love for all others, even after his friends turned away from him.

• March 16, 2022
Lenten Series Week 2: Jesus Falls
Presenter: Janet Lander, CSJ
In the Stations of the Cross Jesus falls, not once but three times. What does this say to us? What is the grace at the root of Jesus’ falls? Come, let us contemplate. Wednesday evening, 7-8 p.m. Cost: $10/session or $50 for all 6 sessions. Participants can register for in-person or Zoom participation.

• March 23, 2022
Lenten Series Week 3: Veronica
Presenter: Mary Jo Thummel, CSJ
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus. Who was Veronica? Why did Veronica wipe the face of Jesus? Veronica veiled Jesus’ face in what? Does this scene remind you of anything that has happened in your own life?

• March 30, 2022
Lenten Series Week 4 : Simone of Cyrene
Presenter: Jean Ann Walton, CSJ
Simon of Cyrene. Who was he? He was a little-known biblical figure who helped Jesus by carrying His cross on the way to Calgary. Simon’s act is perhaps among the most important and symbolic of all acts in the Bible. How does that act apply to us today? Let’s explore those possibilities.

• March 6, 2022
Lenten Series Week 5: The Crucifixion
Presenter: Gilla Dubé, CSJ
Jesus was nailed to the cross and died on that cross. Nailed and died — realities born out of immeasurable love for us! Jesus did not run away. In the course of our lives, we also are brought to the cross. How can Jesus’ example carry us and carry our world in the midst of suffering that’s all around us? To what is Jesus inviting?

• April 13, 2022
Lenten Series Week 6: Jesus’s Burial and the Meaning of the Empty Tomb
Presenter: Betty Suther, CSJ
The burial of Jesus is described in some detail in all four gospels. Was this important information? What meaning can we find in the stillness of Holy Saturday? What does the empty tomb say to us today?

To find out more information or to register, call Manna House of Prayer at 785-243-4428 or email retreatcenter@mannahouse.org. Online registration is available at www.mannahouse.org.

Manna House of Prayer is located at 323 East 5th Street in Concordia, Kansas, and is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia.

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