Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Reach Retreat 2010

I spent the weekend (June 5-6) facilitating a retreat for the Reach Deaf Ministry of St Francis Xavier Church, PJ. Around 16 deaf persons and three hearing persons attended the retreat conducted at Villa Hermine, a convent cum retreat centre run by the FMM sisters.

The theme of the retreat was "Mary, the Model Disciple". Most of the deaf had little exposure to Marian devotion or theology. It was an opportunity to share with them the deep spirituality of Mary and how Mary could serve as their model of Christian discipleship.

The retreat took the form of a reflection of Icons and scriptural narratives which involved Mary, i.e. the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Wedding at Cana, the Crucifixion and Pentecost. In the last session, I shared with them the four Marian dogmas which arose from Christian imagination and Sacred Tradition.

More photos on Facebook.

Here's a video of me signing at the beginning of the mass:

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