Retreat and Reflection
Members of Association Jeanne Jugan experienced a beautiful and spiritual day during our annual retreat at the St. Edmund Retreat Center on Enders Island in Mystic, CT.
We were blessed to welcome Rev. Frank Santilli, Pastor of St. Philips in Greenville as our facilitator. Father Santilli encouraged us to reflect on the cross of St. Francis, the importance of forgiveness, and the message from our Lord to us as Catholics to “Rebuild My Church.”
The peace and beauty of the day was matched by the idyllic setting on the 11-acre island. The dahlias in the walking garden were in full bloom and the blue of the sky and surrounding sea provided a perfect place for meaningful reflection. After a delicious lunch provided by the retreat center staff, we were able to celebrate an intimate Mass in the Our Lady of the Assumption Chapel. A special note of gratitude to John Gravel, AJJ president, for coordinating this very special retreat, to Father Frank Santilli for being such a wonderful presenter, and to our Heavenly Father for his enduring love.
God’s blessings be yours,
Association Jeanne Jugan