This weekend has been full of wonderful surprises. The first this morning being that I managed to get an undisturbed night of rest. I made it to the chapel just in time for lauds and then rushed to breakfast. Andrea Velarde gave a very moving talk about her own vocation this morning as a lay consecrated woman working in the world. I was very touched by her gentle but assuring words about serving the Lord and our neighbour with God’s love, not our own. Looking forward to Mass at twelve! Everything this weekend has been pure grace and blessing. It will be difficult to return from this peaceful place. God has certainly brought communion and fellowship here amongst those gathered together in his name.