I’ve been in Mullaghmore the past few days. An Advent Retreat in the Star Of The Sea Retreat Centre is the reason I’m here. The group was small, six and a few joined us from time to time, but I’m glad to have had the few days with them. I had good memories of staying here last year and walking the “loop” and had hoped to do so again. Unfortunately I picked up a cold in recent days and it sort of flaked me a bit. The result, no walk but I’ll survive!
Just had the final talk with the group and will shortly celebrate Eucharist before heading home. I spoke to the group just now about Verbs in the Christmas Story – “Listen”, “Let’s GO and SEE”, “They DID him homage”, “Mary TREASURED these things in her heart” – verbs call for action and action is in response to something – someone. God’s call.
Talked a bit about being happy in your space and knowing that you make a difference there. I’d hope we can be grateful for the difference we make and grateful too for the places we live and the people that surround us.
I’m only saying!!