Tuesday, the 7th – Terence O’Reilly gave us a powerful and deeply inspiring session on the spiritual diary of St. Ignatius. It was a perfect introduction to our retreat we started the same evening with the Eucharist. It means that for a week until the Wednesday 15th, as we did during the long retreat in November and December, we will suspend communication with others during this time, changing our daily routine to enter a new rhythm of prayer in silence. And so we will continue to pray for each other, even more intensely.
As Monday the 6th May was a bank holiday in all of Ireland, we took advantage of the long weekend to have a break. Most of us visited the west or north of Ireland, (more…)
Monday, the 24th
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…)
Third period: Where it appears that tertianship sets up a ‘pilgrim attitude’
Monday, the 1st
The Mass celebrating St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, presided by Joe, was a sending forth to Glendalough, introducing us to a ‘pilgrim attitude’ which was to be sought for the following days. (more…)
Wednesday, the 3rd
Today, on our final morning at Glendalough, we had a last opportunity for a walk – short or long – during which we met (or not), sheep, goats, deer and other surprises along the way. We were delighted that much wildlife is visible in the area. After lunch, we returned to Manresa by car (except for Barnabas who cycled home!) (more…)