The theme of the retreat was based on John 7:37~ [On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me!].
During the two days of silence, the participants while watching an introductory DVD on the charisma of the congregation, talks and interviews, were made aware through the aid of the Holy Spirit as to their basic life’s calling.
We thank Fr. Hagiwara for his spiritual guidance and the sisters of the Koganei Holy Spirit retreat house for their help during the two days.
This year’s annual retreat was held at the Holy Spirit’s Retreat House here in Koganei City under the direction of Jesuit Priest Fr. Amros from 14th-23rd September. 13 members of the congregation attended.
The retreat was entitled “To walk in response to the invitation of the Lord – to follow the Virgin Mary”
The retreat was held at the Holy Spirit Retreat House here in Koganei City. Initially we were a little concerned about the weather due to travelers from afar. However, we were blessed by wonderful weather.
There were 10 participants, including our own aspirant, novice and staff. The retreat was directed by Fr. Fukuda Masanori of the Carmelites.