247 St Andrews Rd
Varroville NSW 2566
Holy Week and Easter Retreat
Presenters: Carmelite Team
We invite you to accompany the Carmelite Community as we enter the Most Holy Triduum of the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection.
The Easter “Triduum, which extends from the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday until the Evening Prayer of Easter Sunday, is the kernel of the Church’s Liturgical Year. We could apply to it what is said of the Eucharist in the Document on the Liturgy of Vatican II: “it is the source and summit” of the Church’s year; everything leads up to it and everything flows out from it. Each year the Carmelite Community at Mount Carmel invites retreatants to join them during these holy days. Included in this time will be a talk to prepare for the liturgy of the day, participation in the Prayer of the Church (The Divine Office), an atmosphere of silence and reflection, and an opportunity of celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Participants are invited to involve themselves actively in the Liturgy, for example in proclaiming the Word and being part of the choir.