6 January 2016


Recollection Day for Belgian Brothers

During the recent meeting of Brothers aged 70 and younger it was decided to organise a Recollection Day for any Brothers in Belgium who would be interested. And so, on the 30th December, twelve Brothers gathered at the Norbertine Abbey at Leffe, near Di­nant, to bring the year 2015 to a close in a spirit of prayer and thanksgiving.

The morning programme centred on Lectio Divina and was animated by Brother Mau­rice Godenir. The afternoon programme began with a dialogue with Father Bruno, a former abbot of the abbey, on the religious life, history and current reality of the abbey. This was followed by an exchange based on the document, Water from the Rock, where the participants each had an opportunity to share about influential people they had encountered in the course of their lives and what concrete form Marist spirituality takes in their personal lives.

It was concluded that the Brothers who participated in this first Recollection Day want­ed more such meetings, on a regular basis; a new date will be proposed shortly.

Brother Roberto Di Troia



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