Enrich your marriage
Marriage today needs all the support and encouragement that we can offer, Canberra and Goulburn Archbishop Christopher Prowse says.
He is encouraging married couples and those on the path to marriage to consider attending a weekend of guided reflection and spiritual enrichment which will be held at St Clement’s from Friday, 4 September, to Sunday, 6 September.
He suggests parishes might consider helping to sponsor couples to attend.
The weekend with the theme, Christian Marriage – a down-to-earth path to holiness, will draw on the wisdom of the Christian vision of marriage and family. It will be presented by The Majellan Family magazine editor Fr Michael Gilbert CSsR, and Melbourne lay theologian Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer and his wife Jennifer.
“I am sure that many couples would benefit greatly by a few days of quiet reflection on one of the greatest institutions humanity has ever produced: marriage," Archbishop Prowse said. "The Catholic understanding of the Sacrament of Marriage and marriage enrichment from our own Tradition would help many. I recommend the weekend for your careful consideration."
Information and bookings: St Clement’s, telephone 02 6380 5222, email email@example.com
Reflect on daily blessings
The Emmaus Journey, 21-25 September. Especially tailored for older and retired men and women to help them reflect peacefully on the daily blessings of God and on God’s faithful and unfailing presence in their lives. Presented by Fr Leo Coffey CSsR.
The importance of healing
Centering Prayer... Liberation from our Human Condition and False Self-Arrangements, 20-22 October. Trappist monk Fr Thomas Keating and Centering Prayer have played a major part in the journey of presenter Sr Lorraine Cupitt, who has been involved in spirituality and retreats for nearly 20 years. During the silent retreat, Thomas Keating (through DVDs ) will journey with participants, helping them see more clearly the importance of healing all that is unhealed within them.
Come pray and paint
Eat, Pray, Paint, 23-25 October.
Join a “pop-up” art community for fellowship, for learning and to bring a contemplative spirit and shared wisdom to your own art work. Presented by:St Clement’s artist-in-residence Sue Orchison and international iconographer Mylene Mosella.
Beautiful one day...
... and perfect the next. Winter on the south-west slopes is is well and truly with us, with a beauty all its own. These photographs of the grounds were taken by recent guests. Come and visit us and see for yourself!