Free Marian retreat for priests

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MANILA, July 2, 2014 – Priests need a break too. With this knowledge, a Marian group is offering an all expense paid retreat for the clergy from August 11 to 15 in Lipa, Batangas.

To be held at the Lipa Capuchin Retreat House, the retreat is the second Marian gathering for the Clergy organized by the Confraternity of Mary Mediatrix of All-Grace, and features power house speakers such as Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani, Digos Bishop Guillermo Afable and Cotabato Auxiliary Bishop Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo, to name a few.

“What is special with this Marian Retreat is that it focuses on the total consecration and true devotion to Mary as a deep source of priestly spirituality,” explained Fr. Melvin Castro, founder of the Confraternity of Mary Mediatrix of All-Grace.

According to him, it is precisely the clergy who are invited in a special way by Our Lady to “enter into the spirituality of total consecration.”

“The Confraternity hopes and prays this retreat will help our clergy further deepen their devotion to Our Lady and from that devotion a much deeper zeal and dedication to the ministerial priesthood,” Castro added.

Other speakers include Msgr. Gerry Santos, Msgr. Sabino Vengco, Fr. Odon de Castro, and Fr. Melvin Castro.
The retreat will also include a pilgrimage within the Archdiocese of Lipa on August 14.

For further details and confirmation of attendance, please contact Brenda Padilla at 0917.577.6846 or through email, brendabpadilla@gmail.com (Nirva’ana Ella Delacruz)

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