Fifty members of the Couples for Christ-Handmaids of the Lord (HOLD) assembled at the Seminary, Mt St Benedict for their annual retreat, September 29–October 1.
The atmosphere was one of camaraderie, anticipation and devotion. The organisation of this event – accommodation, meals, lectures, discussions, testimonies, Holy Mass, confession and leisure showed evidence of thoughtful time management and empathy.
Five sisters and a brother lectured on ‘Emotions in Christian Life’, ‘Christian Life and Human Desires’, ‘True and False Humility’, ‘Guilt and Repentance’, ‘Righteous and Unrighteous Anger’, and ‘Fear’. Their presentations were well researched as they supported their exhortations with Old and New Testament passages.