We worked this morning in small groups and then all together on the questions about faith that our Father General asked us in his letter about the Year of the Faith. This reflection was useful for us as an exercise to reflect and share among about the cultural context and the challenges we meet in the proclamation of faith; and the letter we write to our Father General will be our contribution to the large reflection engaged by the whole Society about this fundamental issue. (more…)
During the three sessions of this day, Sr. Anne Codd, PBVM, offered us some sociological tools to reflect on our way of proceeding in our ministries, and more largely in the Church: reflecting for example on the different dimensions of the Mission, or on the organization of power and authority in our institutions and communities. (more…)
This peaceful day prepared us for the Mass we celebrated at 9 pm in the spirituality centre with the community and many friends of the retreat house. And at midnight, we added a piece to the crib.
Tuesday, the 25th
The festive Mass was celebrated with the whole community of the Centre, in the afternoon. (more…)
We finish the great retreat this morning. We have to reenter the daily life and its rhythm, after the long experience of silence and prayer, and to collect the fruits of this experience. Jacques will join his family for 2 days, for the burial of his grandmother. We pray with him and for him.
Friday, the 21st
We have a personal time to collect the first impressions of this retreat, and to share with others the fruits we can name at this stage. To prepare a more complete review of our great retreat, we are helped by precise questions, in order to collect the main fruits we received from God during these blessed days. We join the Manresa spiritual center team (more…)
After a last presentation with Barnabas, Elias and Fernando about our mission and priorities today, we had time to deepen some questions about the Constitutions. The Mass was presided by Anto. A special evening meeting prepared us for the coming of Antoine Kerhuel, s.j., Assistant for Western Europe. After a brief video presenting an interview of our Father General Adolfo Nicolas, s.j. by John Dardis, s.j., we shared and wrote the questions we wanted to ask Antoine. The traditional haustus concluded the day and this quite busy week.