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Monday, March 29, 2010

CWA of Holy Trinity Parish organizes a 'Recollection Day'

Tawau :: Some 62 members of the Catholic Women's Apostolate of Holy Triinity Parish  attended a one day 'Lenten Recollection' at Shan Shui Golf and Country Club, 15 kilometers from the town center on Saturday 13th March 2010.beginning at 8.00 am till 4.30 pm. The 'recollection' was well attended with members coming from as far as St Jude's Chapel, Semporna and other outstations as well as many other non members from the main church.

Recollection as understood in respect to the spiritual life, means attention to the presence of God in the soul. It includes the withdrawal of the mind from external and earthly affairs in order to attend to God and divine things. Lent is a good season to really look deeper on ourselves.It is an opportune time for reflection, prayer, confession and reconciliation.

Fr Phillip Muji, the assistant rector facilitated the first session by sharing on 'God's love, practicing God's love and rendering the needy.' He urged the participants to focus on the three fundamental elements of Lent - prayer, fasting and alms giving.

There was also a video clip presentation on the life of two young ballet dancers, though handicapped but achieved tremendous success. They persevered and drew strength from excel in life, The clip brought forth a message that nothing is impossible with God.

At the end of the Lenten Recollection, there was a service of reconciliation facilitated by Fr. Phillip and Sr. Liza. All participants were overwhelmed with joy. After the reconciliation session, members are now more confident and eager  to wait for Easter. May each be transformed to be a better person after the recollection.

The following week, 20th March 2010, CWA members took time off to visit inmates of the Tawau Old Folks Home. They were there to serve them food. It is heartening to note that members are reaching out and touching the hearts of the old folks.

Patricia Yuen HTC Tawau.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulation to CWA Tawau. Lent is so meaningful with a recollection and followed by a noble deed by visiting the inmates of the Old Folks Home. U not only brought along food but the Good News to be shared.



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