Transforming Grace in These Polarizing Times, Virtual Lenten Journey

by | Feb 9, 2024 | News, Sisters of Charity

Join us online for a six-week journey of reflection and prayer during Lent, hosted by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth through the Nazareth Retreat Center. Guided by Michelle Grgurich, SCN and Joetta Venneman, PBVM this transformative series offers valuable tools for cultivating grace in the face of polarization. This initiative draws inspiration from the LCWR’s “Transforming Grace.”

In the sacred realm of contemplation, we extend a heartfelt invitation to you to participate in enriching conversations and prayerful exploration. Together, we will seek answers to the question, “What is ours to do at this time?” This contemplative commitment equips us with the skills and practices necessary for making informed decisions and taking actions that foster healthy relationships with both our planet and our fellow human beings.

“Transforming Grace” is thoughtfully aligned with the Lenten season, providing a meaningful framework for our spiritual journey. Join us on this transformative path where spirituality and the urgent issues of our time converge. This is your opportunity to deepen your connection with faith and engage in a contemplative exploration that promises a lasting impact.

  • Wed., February 14 you will receive introductory information.
  • Wed., February 21, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., zoom
  • Wed., February 28, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., zoom
  • Wed., March 6, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., zoom
  • Wed., March 13, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., zoom
  • Wed., March 20, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., zoom
  • Wed., March 27, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., zoom.

Donations accepted.



Joetta Venneman, PBVM Joetta Venneman, PBVM, works in the Office of Social and Environmental Justice with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and is a member of her congregational leadership team. She is a former middle school educator and grew up on a dairy farm in rural Iowa. She enjoys hiking, camping, and anything outdoors. Learn more about Joetta Venneman, PBVM
Michelle Grgurich, SCN Michelle Grgurich, SCN is currently a Vice Provincial of the Western Province of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. She has over 25 years of pastoral ministry experience and has done post-graduate work in theology. She is a member of the music ministry at St. Vincent Church. Learn more about Michelle Grgurich, SCN