Bishop and Clergy Engaged in Retreat
His Lordship Bishop Gabriel Malzaire, Bishop of Roseau and Clergy of the Diocese of Roseau, from Monday March 10th 2014 engaged in Lenten Retreat following the Carnival season.
This retreat gathers Deacons at the Holy Redeemer Retreat House in Eggleston.
“It will be a time of reflection and introspection. As always it serves as a moment of personal and spiritual nourishment and a time to prepare for the rest of the Lenten season leading to the celebration of Easter”, the Bishop said.
During that time, the Clergy prays for the Diocese, Parishioners and many other intentions.
Lent, as we know is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar of many Christian denominations that begins on Ash Wednesday, and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Day.
The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement and self-denial.
This event, along with its pious customs are observed by Christians in the Anglican, Reformed, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic traditions, however some Anabaptist and evangelical churches also observe the Lenten season.