Women connect to faith at beautiful retreat

An enduring vision of our beloved friend, Jenni Searson came to fruition on Saturday 7 December when 60 ladies gathered at the beautiful Francis Retreat Centre in Bonny Hills to participate in the inaugural Parish Women’s Retreat.

Timed to coincide with the season of Advent, the theme of Mary, Blessed among Women, was very well received. Guest speaker, Annie Lawrence, lead sessions on Mary’s “Yes” to Life, Friendship and Service; the Power of the Rosary; and Living with Mary each day. It was a time for listening, reflection and sharing of experiences that was greatly appreciated by all who attended. – Vanessa Denham, Youth Ministry Coordinator 

Some comments from participants:

“Wonderful, heart-warming and faith building experience”.

“The retreat has renewed my love and understanding of Mary in our times.”

“The Rosary has not been a part of my life for about 60 years. Now it will be. I have never heard the Rosary explained the way it was today. It was excellent.”

“Inspiring me to go deeper with Mary to Jesus.”

“I was challenged and inspired, encouraged and prompted to do a whole lot more pondering in prayer.”