The Great Story of Jesus!: why & how He came, His life, His death, His resurrection and ascension, followed by His invitation for each of us to encounter Him and follow Him.
The day will be a mixture of scripture, prayer, video segments and short times of sharing in small groups. Confession will also be offered. This retreat is part of the Ananias accompaniment training, which is just starting to be offered around the diocese. After this retreat was run in another parish recently, Canon Paul Townsend wrote: “The day provided a much needed and requested opportunity for us to explore our faith journey and more deeply to accept the personal challenges and invitations that come with a growing relationship with Jesus. To see our personal faith journey as related to the whole biblical story of faith and to be supported by the faith stories of others is an indispensable element in the life of disciples.”
The retreat will take place at St. Bede’s, Popley Way, Basingstoke RG24 9DX on Saturday 8th June, 2019 from 9.30am – 4pm (the parish is having a special Vigil Mass at 4.30pm for those who would like to stay on) and will be run by Sr Veronica Brennan OP, Clare Simpson and Friars of the Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford. Hot drinks will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch. Please register your attendance with Grania Egan: email@example.com
“Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.”
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est, 1, 2005