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”Rooted and built up in Him, and established in your faith.”
(cf. Colossians 2:7)
This was the theme in the annual Spiritual Exercises of the Verbum Dei Missionary Married Couples Branch in the Philippines last April 23 to 29, 2018 in Saint Francis Seraph Retreat House in Talisay, Cebu.
This 7 day silent retreat was facilitated by the 3 branches of the Fraternity, namely Alfonso Martinez - couples branch, Fr. James McTavish - male branch, and Sisters Malou and Mico - female branch. Also present were the missionary married couple from Spain, Antonio and Marisol. The participants included the four missionary couples with temporal bonds based in CDO and the nine missionary couples in the formation course, six of whom are based in Cebu, one in Cagayan de Oro and two are based in Australia.
It was a very fruitful opportunity to be reunited as one branch and to be re-rooted and re-built in Christ once again after a year’s journey and more to come.
With thanks to Bimbo Abrio and the WordNews team
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