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Our Lady of the Graces - Our Patroness
We offer various tools for organizing and doing self-guided retreats to married couples (and also to individuals) through this web site. These tools include online retreat, textbook and other help.
Those who wish can contact us directly with comments, questions, and/or prayer requests through our e-mail address
("The Kiss at the Gate" - St Joachim and Anne in a fresco by Giotto)
"I highly recommend this site to all who are interested in healing and growth in
Christ. It should be of special interest to married couples who are interested
in making the Ignatian retreat together. What is unique in this approach is an
emphasis on the two literally making the retreat together, e.g. praying in
dialogue, being silent together... [they] are onto something here that
is really a new development and you can read their book as it unfolds." (Dr. Bernard Tyrrell S.J., author of Christotherapy, Professor Emeritus at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA)
Our "Step by Step" Online Retreat - Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life -alongside the Liturgical Year has its new season under way between September 2012 until May 2013. To follow the Steps use this Calendar for the Online Retreat
In 2013 as usual, we will do the Our Lady of Lourdes Novena between February 2 and 10 and celebrate the 19th World Day of the Sick on February 11th the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. To read more of this program and pray the Novena visit this page
The extraordinarily destructive typhoon "Sendong" in December 2011 hit Cagayan de Oro, a city in the Philippines, causing enormous catastrophe. The Calabrian Children's Foundation's house (noviciate and home in construction for abandoned street children) got destroyed being in the hardest hit zone of Balulang. The members of the community survived by a miracle - they were away that night for a service in Bayabas. Please, pray for the victims and survivors of disaster!
Here is a link to a video by the comunity of Don Calabria (the order of the Poor Servants of the Divine Providence founded by St. John Calabria in 1907 in the city of Verona, Italy with the aim of helping the most neglected children of God) in the Philippines with images of the destruction and suffering in Cagayan de Oro and the letter of Don Pietro Cunegatti who is the head of the mission. Pray for this community, too, and if you can, help them (their address: Poor Servants of Divine Providence c/o Calabrian's Children's Foundation P. O. Box 0620 - Zone 3 - Bayabas 9000 Cagayan de Oro, Philippines)
Update: On December 4th, 2012 an other typhoon, Bopha – locally known as Pablo – hit the area of Cagayan de Oro (http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/residents-in-cagayan-de-oro-flee-their-homes-as-typhoon-bopha-makes-landfall) causing numerous deaths and huge destruction in the town already ravaged by Sendong a year ago. Please continue to pray for these much suffering people!