Taize Lenten Retreat Day

Monday, March 7, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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The season of Lent  is a time of reflection as we prepare for Easter and the journey with Christ from crucifixion to resurrection.  Whether clergy or laity, we invite you to slow down and begin this upcoming lenten season on a Taizé retreat at the Ridge. Music, silence, and scripture will create the framework for you to listen for God and to prepare your heart for Easter.  During the silence, there will be time to interactively reflect on the Stations of the Cross, journal, and create, with coloring pages and mandalas to capture your reflections on the day.  There will be time to explore the beautiful grounds of Rolling Ridge, to walk the labyrinth, and to sit by Lake Cochichewick.  There will always be much too much to do on your list.  Lent marks a good time to go on retreat, to let it go, to fast from the busy-ness and to be present with the Creator of the world who sent Jesus to be our light and hope.

Come just for the day: $75.  Or consider our Sunday overnight option for our 24 hour Taizé Lenten Retreat.  
Or join us for our full three-part IN-PERSON Lenten Retreat Series.

Lenten Retreat Series:  Register for all three day apart retreats for ONLY $199 (a $26 savings!).  Our 2022 Lenten Retreat Series includes:

  • Taizé Lenten Retreat Day (Monday, March 7)
  • Who do YOU think I am?  (Monday, March 21)
  • Is There Any Word from the Lord...from Mary Magdalene or Philip or Thomas?  (Monday, April 4)  

Other 2022 Lent and Easter events include:
  • ONLINE Lenten Prayer Journey
  • IN-PERSON Good Friday Sunset Service
  • IN-PERSON Easter Sunrise Service

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Jay works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  A trained spiritual director and ordained American Baptist pastor, Larry (as he is known by friends) is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, American Baptist Seminary of the West, and the Gateways to God Missional Spiritual Direction Program.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.  

Brian Larson

Brian Bayer-Larson is a Massachusetts-based musician who has led Taize-style worship services for nearly 20 years. Brian first visited the Taize community in the spring of 2003 where he worked in the kitchen, helped lead his small group Bible study, and was lucky enough to be invited to dine with the brothers of the community. Brian even got to meet Brother Roger, Taize’s founder, before he tragically died in 2005. In addition to leading worship services Brian is an active songwriter and performer who regularly plays music at cafes and events around Boston’s north shore. In 2017 he released his first album of original music, Time to Go Home, which can be found on all streaming services. He is also an 8th grade social studies teacher, a happily married husband, and father to 3 active and beautiful children.