Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Prayer Groups Day Trip

On August 5, Feast of Our Lady of the Snow, I led members of my English prayer groups (around 40 people) on a day trip from Cloverdale to Mission.

We began with the 9 am Mass @ Precious Blood, followed by the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary at the Rosary Garden in the parish.

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We then drove to Heritage Park in Mission for lunch.

 

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Some of us had picnic & badminton

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We prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary outside the Grotto of Our Lady and a Litany at the Oblates cemetery.

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At around 2:15 pm, we joined the Poor Clare Nuns for Mid-Afternoon Prayer at their monastery.

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Then we went inside the Grotto of Our Lady to pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.

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We then pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy @ the Abbey Church.

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We explored the Abbey ground.

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I gave Mary Help of Christians Blessing @ the small grotto.

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We followed the cows….

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…..and we met Father Abbot (the one on the right), who was working.

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After walking from the cemetery to the seminary, some of us rested under the shade while waiting for Evening Prayer @ Abbey church.

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After Evening Prayer, more then 30 of us ate dinner at a Japanese restaurant in Abbotsford.

It was a joyful and prayerful day for us.