Sabbatical 2016

 

Sabbatical 2016


 

Back L-R:  Noreen Murray, Yvette Hubert, Maureen O’Reilly, Mary Motte, Carmel Bennett, Alma Dufault, Gene Pistacchio, ofm, Elizabeth Ann Conyers,
Front L-R: Kim Anh Le, Barbara Dopierala, Angelina Reuben, Celestine Kujur, Minh Huong Pham

Sabbatical 2016:  There are times when the noise and business of life clouds the intensity of light that shines within the very center of our being.  For five weeks a group of fmm from different parts of the world gathered for Sabbatical 2016 to uncover that light as we each remembered the first time we encountered the Lord, as we read, reflected, prayed, spoke of our fmm gift of charism in the experience of our personal lives, and listened deeply to the different notes of music, different shades of light with which each one offered descriptions of her embrace of our fmm life.  Mary of the Passion’s energy in her vision of God’s desire touched each of us again and again.  The Holy Spirit unfolded grace and gift abundantly towards transformation.  A poet in the group, captured our experience:   Life blossoms – I give thanks for the Dance with the Spirit which will not cease.(Carmel Bennett fmm)

 

Sabbatical 2016 Participants and Team