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Online: In the Name of Love: Resources for an At-Home Retreat for the Feast of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 10:30am

. . say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for peace; I was a drum major for righteousness. (from a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, preached on  February 4, 1968)

Two months later, on April 4, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was preparing for a march on behalf of the striking Memphis sanitation workers. Set aside some time on this 52nd anniversary of his death to reflect on Dr. King’s sermon, “The Drum Major Instinct” and the writings of other “Drum Majors for Justice and Human Rights”, whose legacies are memorialized in the Cathedral’s Human Rights Porch. As we move into Holy Week, discover how you are called to take up the mantle to act with justice, love with mercy and walk as companions with your brothers and sisters in the way of peace.

Retreat materials will be sent to you upon registration for you to engage at your own pace in the coming days, as well as information for a follow up 90 minute on-line session of reflection and conversation for those who want to share their experience of the retreat. This Zoom session will take place on Saturday, April 11, 10:30 am -12 pm EST.

About the Retreat Leader

Deborah Shepard is a lifelong Contemplative, with a deep appreciation of the power of silence to transform our lives, the power of nature to connect us to God’s universe and the power of compassion to shape our own journey and the journey we take with our brothers and sisters. A perennial learner, Deborah has also completed the Cathedral’s Spiritual Companion Program, Shalem Institute’s School of Prayer and the Contemplative Outreach Centering Prayer Presenter Training. She has led business and silent retreat programs and sessions on Contemplative practices.

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    • April 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm