Chris Magrega
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On Saturday, April 6, 2019 at St. Augustine, A Quiet Lenten Morning was a wonderful experience for all who “set their heart on pilgrimage”. Subtitled “Experiencing the Sacred through a Mini-Pilgrimage”, the morning offered “pilgrims” an opportunity to meditate, rest and pray in silence at four sacred spaces arranged around the church, each with a special focus. The Holy Spaces were Veneration of the Cross, Icons, Intercessory Prayers and the Good Shepherd. A Walking Meditation provided suggestions for a “Camera Pray Walk” if participants chose to “stretch” and walk outside. Barbara Klier’s photos offer simple yet striking statements of the morning for her. At noon, the community broke silence together in the church hall where a beautifully presented and delicious lunch of homemade soup, sandwiches and dessert was prepared for participants by parishioner Eric Fair.

The morning and meal brought a sacred connectedness to all and was felt as a gift of time for stillness, peace, comfort and renewal during the Lenten season.