Tuesday, 23 December 2008

My apologies for not blogging more often. Our activities keep us so busy and especially during this Advent and Christmas season! We had a 3 day silent Advent retreat in Brentwood. The Sisters of the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham at the House of Prayer took such great care of us! Having this time for rest and reflection and time to prepare for the birth of our Lord was a true blessing. We had a wonderful advent mission! We were so busy and running around everywhere but the Lord gave us much needed grace and He blessed us with so many opportunities to see Christ everywhere we went. We celebrated Christmas Day in community and had a wonderful Christmas dinner and lots of time together. The next day we all headed to our homes. Marta to Poland, Petr to the Czech Republic, Marie to France, Desirae to Colorado-USA, Peter to Cornwall-England, Charlie to his Family in London and Lola stayed with Fr. Alex and Ambrose at St. Pats and attended the Youth 2000 retreat! We ar now all making our way back to Soho, please pray for safe travels for us! On Monday we leave for a 6 day retreat! I promise more blogging for the New Year! God Bless. All of us here from SPES wish you a Most Blessed Christmas, New Years and Epiphany!