Friday 4 April 2008

Youth 2000 in the south-west

Last weekend the most southerly parish in the country, Falmouth - Helston, hosted a Youth 2000 Retreat. Many, many thanks go to Fr Jon Bielawski and his coorinator for young people, Jo, for their generosity in bringing together about eighty young people from the south-west to celebrate the Christian Life.
The Hanson-built church of Mary Immaculate was transformed by the presence of Christ as the Eucharist and so many young people with Him in adoration. This Easter-time retreat was a special joy to me; returning from the Pilgrimage to Ars I was so glad to be spending even more time with young people seeking to be a part of the New Evangelisation.

It was a great joy also to have this view in the morning; it is thirty seven years since I was last in Cornwall,and to go their again as part of a mission and to see all of this was a special grace.

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