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THIRTY DAY RETREAT: WEEK THREE

Yesterday Lina and Audrey moved into Week Three of their retreat.  These days they will walk slowly and quietly through the story of the passion of Jesus and they will endeavor to be his faithful companions on this journey to the cross. 56 more words

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HOW TRAGIC WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE TAKE LIFE…

In recent weeks I have read or heard in the news of a disturbing number of cases of murder carried out by young people. In some instances there were extreme levels of gratuitous violence. 175 more words

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Enough? This is not it.

I meet a lot of young adults in my work. And many have the same thing in common. They are longing for fulfilment in their lives and don’t feel that they have found it. 410 more words

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THIRTY DAY RETREAT: WEEK TWO

Lina and Audrey have prayed their way through Week One and had the joy of making their General Confession. Yesterday was a Repose Day – time to rest a little and restore the energy.  62 more words

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To be 'Sent' in everyday life

It seems to me that the world is mainly changed by small, insignificant actions. Most of our lives are lived in tiny ways; getting up in the morning, meeting people, eating, working, relaxing. 164 more words

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Joy and Happiness

Yesterday saw the release of Amoris Laetitia – the Joy of Love – the papal exhortation following the Synod on Marriage and Family Life. Pope Francis focuses again on the quality of joy which is encountered when we live our lives in relationship with God. 192 more words

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THIRTY DAY RETREAT: BEGINNING

Yesterday we arrived in Girisonta a Jesuit Retreat House in Central Java. Lina and Audrey (our novices) are about to make their Thirty Day Retreat. I will direct them and Agnes Dini is here to support the whole process in any way she can. 42 more words

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