„MEGARETREAT” OF THE APOSTOLIC FAMILY FEDERATION /UNION OF SCHOENSTATT IN POLAND IN ST. ANNA’S MOUNTAIN (GÓRA;W. ANNY)

 

 

On 1-5 August 2012, 250 people (80 families) participated in a retreat called „Megarekolekcje” /”Megaretreat”- organised by Family Federation of Schoenstatt in Poland  in  ST. ANNA’S MOUNTAIN (Góra Świętej Anny).

To this wide-known place of St .Anna's worship came families united in  all ten courses of   Family Federation of Schoenstatt in Poland.

Each day of Megaretreat was devoted to different aspects of  Schoenstatt spirituality  such as idealistic relationships, apostolate, building and  bearing testimony to faith, holiness of everyday life.

 

Married couples took part in different workshops on Christian vision of  love, marriage and parenthood  and also typical Schoenstatt ideals.

 

Because we are celebrating the Year of the Shrine, the role of Shrine in the life of a Schoenstatt family was emphasised during retreat.

Really important was exchanging the  experience between older and younger families participated in the Megaretreat.

 

On  Saturday, 4th August the participants of the event visited Coenaculum Sanctuary in Winów.

The high spot of the Megaretreat was the marian service led by Andrzej Czaja, Opole Diocese bishop who delivered the homily in which he raised an  important issue  of  lay missionary movement.

 

On the last day of Megaretreat was live internet on-line talk with family Marini.

 

The Megaretreat were an important stage of  preparation  to autonomy of Family Federation of Schoenstatt in Poland (a chapter was summoned to accept their  statute) which is being planned for the year 2014 - a centenary of the Covenant of  Love.

 

Links for more photos:

 

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