Employees of the EWTN along with some of the friars gathered for a Lenten day of devotion and recollection at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. Bishop James Wall of Gallup, NM was the retreat master. His conferences focused on the theological virtues and union with God.
“Faith, Hope and Charity in truth, the three virtues encouraged by our Holy Father, Benedict XVI, are the great means for us to grow in union with God. Jesus, the one who shows us our true dignity and is the answer to the questions we have in life, shows us the love of the Father for us and the way to Him. By looking upon the cross we are drawn out of our selfishness and are inspired to give to others. Prayer, fasting and almsgiving by God’s grace are efficacious means to grow in love for God and neighbor and to make us more like Christ,” said Bishop Wall.
With renewed zeal for the faith retreat participants will now embrace the cross and forty days of Lent with greater appreciation and admiration.