This year in the community of Lumezzane (Brescia, Italy), the Home of the Mother held the 9th annual Holy Week Encounter. The topic for this year´s encounter was the book by Dietrich von Hildebrand, "Transformation in Christ”.
The encounter started on Holy Thursday with a talk by Sr. Maria Luisa, SHM, covering the first chapter of the book titled “Readiness to Change”. The talk was followed by a meeting with questions about what had been discussed. Even though there were few adults in the Encounter, for the few who were there it was very beneficial and they found some answers to very profound questions. The other two talks during the Encounter were on “Mercy” (given by Sr. Anna, SHM) and “Holy Sadness” (given by Sr. Cecilia, SHM).
The young people and children each had their own activities as well.
In the mornings there were always points of meditation and time for prayer in order to help us live better and reflect more on the days of Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
Two special moments of grace for many of the people participating in the Encounter were: watching the movie “The Passion of Christ” by Mel Gibson and praying the Rosary with our Lady of Sorrows on Holy Saturday.
After the Easter Vigil in the parish, we went back to the Sisters' house to joyfully celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord!
We would like to thank all those who made this Holy Week Encounter possible, and we would especially like to thank Heaven for all the graces poured out on us in such a short amount of time!