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In the Heart of the World - Five-week Online Retreat

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Following the success of the online retreat entitled Source of Living Water offered for Lent on the Congrégation de Notre-Dame’s website, Sister Marie Azzarello and Sister Rachel Gaudreau wanted to offer a second five-week retreat. With In the Heart of the World, and with the Blessed Virgin Mary as model, Sister Marie and Sister Rachel invite us to reflect on the maternal Church and the values of mercy and compassion. The new online retreat will be launched on September 27, with new content added throughout the five week period. Once the retreat is completed, it will permanently remain on the Congrégation de Notre-Dame’s website for retreatants to return to or to experience at a time best suited to them. Participants are welcome to write to Sister Marie and Sister Rachel.

The texts proposed for reflection in In the Heart of the World are adapted from Sister Marie Azzarello’s book, Mary and the Maternal Face of God. Reimagining Ourselves as Church, (Baico Publishing Inc., Ottawa) and illustrated by the mandalas of Sister Rachel Gaudreau. The word mandala means "circle." We focus our reflection by entering into the circle, like a spiral that starts on the periphery and makes its way to the heart. Hence, In the Heart of the World retreat enables us to find within us and reveal the maternal love of God.


We wish you a “pleasant journey.”


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