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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Reviewing the retreat

The first day of the retreat opened with a handout that has a picture of Christ with a multitude of people in the cavity of His Heart. Below is this quote from Teilhard de Chardin's Hymn of the Universe:
"I love you, Lord Jesus, because of the multitude who shelter within you and whom, if one clings closely to you, on can hear with all the other beings murmuring, praying, weeping,..."

Then come these questions: Who is in your heart? What do you bring to the retreat?

Then, we said the following response together: We entrust to you, O God.
The cares of our hearts
The needs of your Church
The wounds of the world
The hopes we carry, for ourselves and for others
The times we have been too self-protective
The many gifts we've been given
The deep desire for peace

Besides the readings from our Constitutions, we were given the following Scripture passages as suggestions for prayer:
Ephesians 1:7-10; Wisdom Chapter 9; 1 John 1:1-4; and any Taize antiphon you love.

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