Silence as a Spiritual Practice
Sat., March 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Center for Spirituality on San Pablo Road
Cathy Fields, Shalem-trained spiritual director, will facilitate, offering insights on the gifts of silence and how to bring more of it into our lives.

Reading Recommendations

  • Lent for Everyone: Mark, Year B
    by N.T. Wright
    Embrace this opportunity to read through Mark’s Gospel in a modern translation with story like commentary from N.T. Wright.
  • Sacred Space – Lent 2018
    Daily prayers for Lent. Book is available online at booksellers in paper and electronic versions. Online at
  • Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
    Society of St. John the Evangelist
    Downloads available at Booklets available in the Christ Church bookstore.

Reading Recommendations for Children and Families

  • Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter
    by Laura Allary, for children age 8-12

Make Room presents Lent as a special time for creating a welcoming space for God.  Simple and practical activities such as baking bread, having a neighbor over for dinner, uncluttering your room, and watching less TV become acts of justice and kindness, part of a life of following and imitating Christ, and a way to make room for God in our lives and in the world around us.

  • Under the Fig Tree: Visual Prayers and Poems for Lent
    by Roger Hutchison, all ages

In John 1:48, Nathanael says to Jesus, “How do you know me?” Jesus replies, with a twinkle in his eye, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree.” Lent is a time to slow down and journey with Jesus through his life, death, and resurrection. Under the Fig Tree is a book of 46 drawings, photographs, and paintings inspired by Lenten themes, readings, and stories for each day of Lent and Holy Week.