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Spiritual retreat to deepen marriage in Lima

To deepen God’s call to the Sacrament, 11th couples from the Christian Life Movement (CLM) participated in a retreat from September 9th to 11th at the Mercedarian Mothers Retreat House, in Lima, Peru.

With the motto “Love never passes”, the retreat was developed from the deepening of what marital consent means, to renew the identity as a married couple called by God to holiness and to be able to recognize their mission in the Church as evangelizers. and apostles before a world that no longer believes in the truth of love.

Our brother Fr. Juan Carlos Quiñe sharing a reflection on Marriage as a sacrament.

Our brother Fr. Juan Carlos Quiñe sharing a reflection on Marriage as a sacrament.

Our brother F. Juan Carlos Quiñe sharing a reflection on Marriage as a sacrament.

The first talk was given by our brother F. Juan Carlos Quiñe who highlighted the importance of the vocation in the sacrament as a gift and a service. He also spoke of how God works through his grace to make it possible to live it, since it faces many difficulties like any vocation that is exposed to the reality of sin.

Juan Carlos also administered the Sacrament of Reconciliation to married couples. Likewise, the participants of the retreat had the support of our brother Deacon Diego Cano, who led the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday night.

Our brother deacon Diego Cano accompanying the Eucharistic Adoration.

Our brother deacon Diego Cano accompanying the Eucharistic Adoration.

Our brother Deacon Diego Cano accompanying the Eucharistic Adoration.

The retreat featured talks, liturgies, moments of prayer and dialogue that fostered beautiful situations of personal reconciliation before God and between the spouses themselves. All the couples agreed on how a spiritual space is necessary to dialogue as a couple, listening to the Lord, about their difficulties and how on a day-to-day basis only with the help of the Lord is it possible to get ahead.

The retreat concluded with the participation of the Holy Mass in the Our Lady of Reconciliation Parish.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary during the retreat.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary during the retreat.

Prayer of the Holy Rosary during the retreat.

“For our part, there have been very profound moments of prayer, listening, meditation, opening our eyes to my mistakes and forgiveness”, Raúl and Ingrid Somocurcio, a married couple who participated in the retreat, tell us. They hope that the fruits of the retreat “will not let the flame that the Lord has rekindled in our hearts”.

Pía Galiano and Jorge Sarmiento, a married couple participating in the retreat, stress that they are “very grateful to have attended. It has been a space to take a break from everyday life, meet God, look inside our family and renew our marriage vows and longing for holiness as a married couple in the middle of the world”.