Friday, July 30, 2010

Gone Retreatin'

We are off to our parish's Beyond Cana retreat. It is a labor of love and a pleasure to be one of this very special group of people putting this retreat on. Tom and I are the Weekend Facilitators who keep track of the schedule and do explanatory talks.

Please keep us in your prayers and, of course, also the attendees ... 12 married couples who somehow forced this time to take 2-1/2 days apart from the world to focus on their marriages.

May this be a blessed time for everyone involved. Lord, hear our prayer.

(I'm outta here until Monday, not surprisingly! See y'all then!)

15 comments:

  1. "Facilitator" -- that's right down there with "vibrant." Be careful!

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  2. Tante Leonie7/30/10, 8:31 AM

    You will be in my prayers, Julie and Tom.

    May God bless you and protect all of you this weekend.

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  3. Tante Leonie7/30/10, 8:31 AM

    Mack -- behave! :)

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  4. Dear Tante,

    Yes, ma'am. :(






    Life is good!

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  5. Tante Leonie7/31/10, 6:09 AM

    Now, Mack, it's most unkind of you to make an expat like me go missing the South and all things Southern!

    (Ma'am has such a nice ring to it; much nicer than the "Madame" that I'm addressed by here).

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  6. Indeed! "Ma'am" carries a sense of dignity and mutual respect, while "madame" is often intended as a carrier of sarcasm.

    Say, while Happy Catholic is out, let's rearrange everything on her desk!

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  7. Tante Leonie8/2/10, 3:04 AM

    You first! I'll guard the door.

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  8. HEY, where'd all my pens go!

    :-D

    Thanks for keeping it lively round here y'all!

    The retreat was great and we had to overcome several unexpected threats so I assume you were praying as well as pranking while I was out. Thank you very much. :-)

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  9. Tante Leonie8/2/10, 9:30 AM

    Re you pens: it wasn't me, I swear!

    Welcome back!

    Look forward to hearing about the retreat.

    Funny enough, several times this weekend, I was inspired to say the "St. Michael" prayer for y'all at odd moments.

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  10. Tante, I appreciate you following through on the inspiration. We needed those prayers! And it all worked out perfectly. :-)

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  11. Tante, I appreciate you following through on the inspiration. We needed those prayers! And it all worked out perfectly. :-)

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  12. I cannot tell a lie: Tante pinched your pink Barbie highlighter.

    Really!

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  13. And here I was blaming that on the dog! :-D

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  14. Tante Leonie8/3/10, 10:46 AM

    Woof! Woof! Woof!

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