Tuesday, the 25th

Damjan, Antun and Lucas were the first to practice sharing from the heart. Each told the group a moving story about his experience, expressing his own feelings at a moment in his life.  Then each of us reflected on the story, what feelings it elicited in us and how we identified with it.This was a powerful exercise that helped us get to know each other at a deep level.  We learned how to listen to each other and ourselves at the same time, entering deeply into subjects that are important to us, not theoretically but rather from our own experience.  The tone was neither moral nor academic but from the heart, sharing simple but meaningful experiences, marveling at how God’s grace has worked in our lives and our capacity to surmount various difficulties and challenges, developing spiritual gifts.

Then we had Mass with Barnabas, another delicious lunch prepared by Tommy, more Irish weather, and a peaceful evening…

And Elias is now on his way as his application for a visa has been approved…