Thank you, one and all, for your prayers for the success of my spiritual retreat.
From my perspective it was a great success, thanks in no small part to your prayers.
I returned home in Sinton, Texas late yesterday after six wonderful days in the Texas Hill Country. Having spent most of my life along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico at elevations varying from minus ten feet below sea level to twenty feet above sea level the mere act of ascending hills and mountains is more than symbolically “going up” to meet the Lord as Moses did.
I had 24 hours a day to do nothing but pray and reflect on the Trinity of Persons in God, Our Blessed Mother and my relationship to each of them. Because the 100th Anniversary of the greatest of the miracles of Fatima occurred during my retreat I read and reflected in particular on Our Blessed Mother’s messages to the Church and the world. The mystery of Fatima deepened for me but even so I found myself more deeply in love with Our Blessed Mother than ever before.
I also gained some further insight into the nature of the present crisis in the Church and with a lot of help from the Holy Spirit I hope to be able to share the fruit of my reflections with you in the future.
The only downside to my spiritual retreat is that upon returning home upon turning on my cell phone and computer I found that I now have almost 1,000 email and other messages waiting for me. In my cabin in the Hill Country I had neither cell phone, internet or television service so I was really alone with God and our Blessed Mother.
Please be patient with me as I try to catch up.
+Rene Henry Gracida