On December 1, 2018, Saturday, The Matsudo MCCIC had their “Advent Recollection” as part of their preparation for the advent season.

We have been doing this for few years now with different priests or lay missionaries but this time, we had it with Sr. Flor Florece of Hija de Jesus congregation who is also a dear friend of our Parish Priest, Fr. Philip Ilio Bonifacio, SSC. It was our first time to have a recollection facilitated by a sister and it was a very touching and enriching one.

The recollection started with a song prayer- Waiting for you, lectures followed and a little sharing. Just before lunch, the participants were invited to the church to talk, speak or have a dialogue with the Lord with the guided instructions by Sr. Flor. Everybody was touched and had poured some tears during this time of the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
It was indeed a great way of having a solemn time with the Lord where we can reflect what’s going on with our life and raising our concerns, too.

 

 

break!
lunchtime!

 

 

 

Lectures and sharing continued after lunch.

 

 

 

The recollection was concluded with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist by Fr. Philip.

 

 

 

The recollection was attended by 20 people coming from Ichikawa, Toyoshiki and Narashino communities. Everybody went home spiritually energized and blessed.
We are so much grateful of having Sr. Flor and hoping to have more recollections or retreats with her next year.