of the
Good Shepherd
"Brother Moon, Sister Sun" Retreat Day
It was with keen interest I took up the open invite issued by St Barnabas Cathedral,Nottingham to participate in a day retreat, "Brother Sun and Sister Moon" hosted by the Poor Clares Monastery in Bulwell, led by Fr Robbie O'Callaghan. A full day programme started at 9.30am which included a very thoughtful reflection on the story of St Francis, meditation in front of the San Damiano Cross ending with a afternoon talk on St Clare. The day was well attended with 50+ people with more joining us for Holy Mass, being the feast day of St Clare. We were all given an opportunity to meet the Poor Clare Sisters for a short while offering thanks for their wonderful hospitality as well as to submit prayer requests. There was a lovely selection of freshly baked cakes and jams on offer to buy to support the work of the monastery and these were quickly snapped up as gifts for family and friends. Fr Robbie delivered his talks with great humour and thought, maintaining a high level of interest throughout the day. All those who attended were extremely happy to have made the effort to join in and are looking forward to many more such retreat days. God bless

Cheryl Broodryk
3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288