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The Lord is Near – Advent Quiet Day
December 4, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
God is closer – much closer – than we think. In fact, God is right here with us. God is with us in the mundane moments of shaving or making toast, just as God is with us in the most extraordinary moments. God is near. And that should mean something.
In fact, if we are carefully reading the words of the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:4-7, we’ll see that the Lord’s nearness naturally leads to rejoicing, gentleness, prayer, and a sense of peace.
This Advent, join us for an Advent Quiet Day where we will focus on what it means that the Lord is near. We’ll journey with people who encountered God’s nearness – Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, Anna, and Simeon – to understand what difference such encounters made in their lives. The day will include brief moments for learning and sharing, but most of the time will be reserved for silence and reflection using creative prompts, prayer stations, and the labyrinth, and closing with Eucharist. We’ll explore signs of God’s presence in our own lives, and prepare to receive the gift of Emmanuel – God with us.
The Quiet Day will take place in the Lanier House on the Cathedral campus, 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on December 4.
The event cost is $20, and lunch is included.
About the Author
Kristen E. Vincent is an award-winning author, spiritual director, retreat leader, and artisan whose passion is spiritual formation, including the use of prayer beads. She has written several books, including A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads, and Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Wholeness.
Kristen has a Master of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School and is a graduate of the two-year Academy for Spiritual Formation. She is in the process of becoming a certified Enneagram practitioner through The Narrative Enneagram. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Max, a United Methodist pastor, and their son, Matthew.