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One Thing is Needful: a Day with Martha, Mary and Jesus

Led by: Dr Antonia Lynn

Martha and Mary are often seen as opposites, and we think we know all about them: it’s better to be like Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus than Martha grumbling in the kitchen… But there’s much more to these two sisters who were both such close friends of Jesus, especially if we consider their stories in John’s Gospel as well as Luke’s. They can reveal much about our human complexity and how it enriches our faith. This will be a reflective day, with input to evoke thought and prayer, and plenty of gentle, relaxing space to ponder the “Martha and Mary” within each of us, finding our own unique way to deepen our friendship with Our Lord.

Starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm. Please bring a packed lunch.

Cost: £30 

Overnight stay (B&B – Fri – Sat) + day retreat: £85

Antonia has a long experience of spiritual direction and giving retreats. She is Co-Director and Tutor on the Ignatian Spirituality Course based at the London Jesuit Centre. Antonia also works at the London Centre for Spiritual Direction where she is Referrals Coordinator and Director of Professional Development and Warden of the Community of Spiritual Directors. She is a spiritual director, supervisor, trainer, and practical theologian. She is interested in exploring spirituality as “lived theology” which enables us to live out our deepest beliefs and values.

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