Catechumenate Preparation in Lent: The Johannine Conversion Stories

Zoom (Journey to Baptismal Living)
Feb. 6 @ 7 p.m. CT
Event Title
Catechumenate Preparation in Lent: The Johannine Conversion Stories
When does it start?
02/06/2023 @ 7 p.m. CT
Event Host and/or Location
What kind of event is it?
JBL Community Chat
Event Details
On February 6, 7:00pm CT, Journey to Baptismal Living is hosting a community chat on catechumenate reflection on the Johannine conversion stories and celebration of them in Rites of Healing and Deliverance.  We will focus on the “Woman at the Well” narrative (Jn 4:5-42) as a model.   Join us to explore this promising avenue of prayer to help catechumens & candidates deepen their relationship with Jesus this Lent. You are invited to experience the transformational power of John’s conversion stories through a form of lectio divina that is augmented by the imaginative prayer of the Jesuits. Effectively engage catechumens in these narratives, not simply by studying the scripture passage but, rather, feasting on the Word. Our presenters will guide you through this practice as it particularly relates to the Lenten rites of the Church and help you unlock the intensity of hope and anticipation found within the immediate Lenten period of preparation for baptism.

In preparation for this 90-minute chat, participants are asked to read John 4:5-42 and watch the JBL YouTube video, “Rite of Healing and Deliverance.”  We will discuss how an Ignatian Contemplative approach to the passage can flow into the rite.

To participate, register at  Put “Community Chat” in the subject line and your name and phone number in the body of the text.  We will send you a Zoom link and your chat material nearer the date of the Chat.  Registration deadline:  February 3

Contact name
Jerry Pare’