Registration Closed: The Way of Compassion: A Lenten Prayer Retreat

Date(s) - April 5, 2020
9:45 am - 4:00 pm

St. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church

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THE WAY OF COMPASSION: A Lenten Prayer Retreat

Saturday, April 4, 2020

When you regarded me
Your eyes imprinted your grace in me,
In this, you loved me again,
And thus my eyes merited
To also love what you see in me . . .
Let us go forth together to see ourselves in Your beauty.
—St. John of the Cross
Spiritual Canticle 32, 33

Compassion is “deep awareness of the suffering of another accompanied by the wish to relieve it.” Suffering is inevitable in this life, and God sees ours. Isaiah 30:18 says, “The Eternal One yearns to give you grace and boundless compassion.” What would it be like to receive all the compassion God yearns to give? How might that change your experience of suffering and how you respond to the suffering of others? Join us for a gentle, quiet day of reflection on suffering and compassion. The format will include input, opportunities to reflect and pray in silence, and small group sharing (optional).

DATE: Saturday, April 4, 2020
TIME: 9:45 am – 4:00 pm
LOCATION: St. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church, 9887 Cameron St, Burnaby BC
COST: $50 – Please bring a bag lunch. Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided.


Esther Hizsa is a spiritual director, co-facilitator of SoulStream’s Living from the Heart and author of Stories of an Everyday Pilgrim, Seed Cracked Open and her blog An Everyday Pilgrim. She and her husband attend St. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church.

Rod Janz is a spiritual formation companion, contemplative prayer and meditation retreat leader, husband and father. He also has over 25 years of business experience in Real Estate, and marketing. For Rod, the day begins with a little spiritual reading and a contemplative walk in Shoreline Park.

Maureen Miller is a spiritual director and co-facilitator of Living from the Heart. She lives in Kelowna where she enjoys the wonder and beauty of the valley with her husband.

All proceeds go to SoulStream Initiatives, a non-profit organization that seeks to support the contemplative lifestyle and encourage others to live authentically with Jesus.

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