Holy Week Retreat Experience

Welcome to Broken Open: A Holy Week Retreat Experience, with daily reflections, prayer resources, music, and reflections as we experience the mystery of the Cross and Resurrection present in our lives, breaking us open to God’s love. Contact liturgy@seattleu.edu with any questions. 

2023 Chapel Holy Week Schedule: 

  • Palm Sunday Mass (April 2): 11am
  • Holy Thursday(April 6): 7 p.m.
  • Good Friday(April 7): 3 p.m.
  • Easter Vigil(April 8): 8 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday(April 9): 11 a.m. (please note no 8 p.m. Mass)


Daily Audio Reflections

Palm Sunday

As we begin our Holy Week Retreat, Bill McNamara reflects on Palm Sunday's theme: Dangerous Memory.

Monday of Holy Week

Tayz Hernandez reflects on today's theme: Beloved by God

Tuesday of Holy Week

Gabe Oakes reflects on today's theme: Called to Community

Wednesday of Holy Week

Rev. Victoria Carr-Ware reflects on today's theme: The Call and Cost of Discipleship

Holy Thursday

Karissa Lopez reflects on the theme of Servant Leadership

Good Friday

Nate Ross reflects on the themes of Solidarity and Compassion: Prayer Opens Our Hearts

Pray the Stations of the Cross

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Journey with Jesus in the Way of the Cross and allow your heart to break open in compassion as we consider the needs of our world.

Music to enrich your prayer:

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The Chapel of St. Ignatius Choir sings Were You There, a traditional African-American Spiritual, arranged by Robert J. Batastini.

This Spotify playlist offers a selection of songs to guide your journey through the Holy Week Retreat Experience. For each day of the week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, there are ten songs to deepen your prayer.

Holy Saturday

Karina Comes reflects on today's theme: Living Jesus's Legacy of Hope and Love

Easter Sunday

As we conclude our retreat, JoAnn Lopez reflects on the Easter theme: Broken Open into Lifetime Transformation