Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, is leading a virtual retreat, “Christ, Our Light in the Darkness,” designed to be an opportunity to enter more deeply into this Lent, which will be remembered as one “in quarantine.”

“Social distancing is the new norm as daily social interactions are suddenly unavailable to us,” he stated. “Schools are closed. We can’t go out to restaurants. Even public Mass has been suspended to curtail any further spread of the coronavirus. Many people feel alone, are scared, and are thirsting for something good.”

This five-part retreat, which began on March 23 and continued on March 24 and March 25, will proceed on March 26 with “Who is My Neighbor? The Good Samaritan” at 7 p.m and conclude on March 27 with “The Seven Last Words” at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

The retreat will air/stream on Catholic TV, Catholic TV Facebook page, the Archdiocese’s Facebook page, and

An additional Holy Thursday retreat, “The Eucharist.” is scheduled for April 9 at 7 p.m, with a Mass of the Lord’s Supper from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross following at 7:30 p.m. on Catholic TV.

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