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CECILIA AND MARIA'S THIRTY DAY RETREAT: HOMECOMING...

We arrived home on Saturday having spent two days quietly coming out of retreat and preparing for our return to community. We have all grown in the course of this retreat and most especially Maria and Cecilia. 35 more words

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MARIA AND CECILIA'S THIRTY DAY RETREAT: WE ARE NOW IN WEEK FOUR

Cecilia and Maria are now in Week Four of the retreat and they are praying for the joy and consolation of meeting the Risen Christ. We are steadily praying our way to the end of the retreat. 11 more words

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MARIA AND CECILIA'S THIRTY DAY RETREAT: WEEK THREE - WALKING THE WAY OF THE CROSS...

We are now well into Week Three of the retreat and Maria and Cecilia are walking the way of the cross with Jesus. This is a challenging time. 34 more words

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The world is DEFINITELY getting better

I know someone who is a profound pessimist. Life, the world and even their cup is at least half empty, getting worse, going to the dogs! 209 more words

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CECILIA AND MARIA'S THIRTY DAY RETREAT: EVERYDAY WISDOM I

When we arrived in the retreat centre the gardeners were in the process of felling a large old tree. The tree was no longer sound and sadly needed to be cut down. 129 more words

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At peace with myself

One of our neighbours suffers with chronic illness and from time to time calls round to have a coffee and a chat. Recently we were having a conversation about my ministry with young people, and as I explained some of what my work involves we began to talk about the challenge that many young people face in coming to a sense of their own self worth. 177 more words

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MARIA AND CECILIA'S THIRTY DAY RETREAT - KNOWING CHRIST

Maria and Cecilia are now in ‘Week Two’ of their retreat. During this time they are called to grow more and more deeply in love of Christ: ‘To know Jesus intimately, to be able to love him more intensely, and so to follow him more closely’ (Fleming). 31 more words

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