Day Retreat in Silence with the Home of the Mother in Playa Prieta (Ecuador), September 10th, 2016
On the 10th of September, the young and not-so-young girls of the Home of the Mother in Playa Prieta, Ecuador, had a day retreat in silence, alone with Jesus. It was a considerably large group made up of thirty-eight young girls and women.
Thanks to the generosity of one of our benefactors, owner of the “El Corozo” estate in Río Chico, we were able to enjoy a beautiful landscape and an environment conducive to our encounter with our Lord. Obviously, this estate does not have its own chapel, given that it is used for other types of events. Nonetheless, in the blink of an eye, we transformed a beautiful place in something even more precious, with Jesus' Presence in the Eucharist. With Him present among us, everything was ready. Prayer, Rosary, talks, moments of reflection, the Way of the Cross, and a documentary about Blessed Chiara Badano were the means used to help the girls participating to encounter Christ, the One who loves them so much.
At the end of the retreat, they returned to their homes with a big smile on their faces, which transmitted the peace and joy in their soul. Some of the girls understood that there were many things that they had to change; they discovered once again how much the Lord loves them and how they must respond…
Let us thank God, who permits these good things to make us better people.