What is prayer, exactly? What sets authentic Christian prayer apart from the many “spiritual” practices being promoted today? How does one pray? Is it really necessary?

These questions—and many more—will be answered in our Lenten Retreat this year, where we will view and discuss a new video series by Dan Burke, Into the Deep: Finding Peace Through Prayer. Join us for three sessions featuring video content, light refreshments, and small group discussion.

Invigorate your prayer life!

Monday, March 4th : 6:30 pm Vespers in Eldersburg Church

7:00 pm  “Call to Prayer” in Chaminade Center

Tuesday, March 5th: “What is Prayer? What is it Not?” in Chaminade Center

Wednesday, March 6th: “A ‘How-To’ Primer for Daily Mental Prayer” in Chaminade Center

PRAYER – It’s Mysterious, Challenging,  Frustrating . . . and Life-Changing.

Discover why growing in prayer, which sometimes can be compared to a battle, is worth every ounce of effort you give it. Even if you’ve never prayed, or if you’ve never developed the habit of daily prayer, God is waiting to meet you where you are and encourage you every step of the way.

Using a simple approach to prayer, you’ll learn how even ten minutes a day can change your life. Author Dan Burke explains how to set up your sacred prayer space, discusses the common obstacles to prayer, and provides practical ways to overcome them.

Dan Burke is the past President and C.O.O. of EWTN’s worldwide news network. He is presently the founder and President of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, which offers graduate and personal enrichment studies in spiritual theology to priests, deacons, religious, and laity in 90 countries and prepares men for seminary in over 40 dioceses. Dan is the author and editor of numerous books on authentic Catholic spirituality and hosts the Divine Intimacy Radio show with his wife, Stephanie, which is broadcast weekly on EWTN Radio. Past episodes can be found, along with thousands of articles on the interior life, at SpiritualDirection.com. In his deep commitment to the advancement of faithful Catholic spirituality, he is also the founder of Apostoli Viae, a world-wide, private association of the faithful dedicated to living and advancing the authentic spiritual patrimony of the Church. Most importantly, Dan is a blessed husband, father of four, grandfather of one—and grateful to be Catholic.