" Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart? "
St. Gerard Majella C.Ss.R
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Redemptorist Youth Ministry...

 

The Redemptorist Youth Ministry has been on the move again, this time to the Redemptorist Monastery in Perth, commonly refered to as Kinnoull. A group of young adults (27 from every corner of the country) gathered together to pray, reflect and have fun. Read on to find out somebody's personal experience...

 

 

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"Having just returned from the Young Adult Retreat in Kinnoull, it is safe to say that it was a retreat that will not be forgotten in a long time, its impact will have a lasting effect on me and my relationship with God. It was a weekend in which I could relax, unwind, reflect, meet new people and take that real time and space for God which is so hard to find in everyday life. It began with a group of us setting off from Liverpool on Thursday morning to begin the trip up North, we had an overnight rest in Glasgow before we headed on up to Kinnoull on Friday morning via some truly beautiful parts of Scotland. Once at the Monastery we were greeted with such warm hospitality, I felt at home straight away. From our first evenings session it was wonderful and humbling to see so many people from all over the country and from different backgrounds coming together united in their faith. Throughout the evening people were enjoying each other’s company and learning more about one another, the evening drew to a close with a time of prayer to help us focus ourselves for the weekend ahead and give thanks for what we had shared so far.

 

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After resting we began our second day on retreat in which Fr. Maurice led us in a session looking at what Lent really is all about and what we can do ourselves throughout this Lenten season.After lunch we got the opportunity to walk up Kinnoull hill and take in the breath taking views from the top. In the afternoon we brought our singing voices along as we had a time of Praise and Worship before supper. Later on as a community we were led through a time of Adoration and a Healing Service, which for me was beautiful, moving and transforming. Shortly after in our social time, the Liverpool group introduced the rest to ‘Catholic Pictionary’ great fun and laughter was had as we all continued to get to know one another more.

 

 

Our weekend was brought to an end with joining the local community for Mass on Sunday Morning. It wasn’t long until we had to say goodbye to new friends made and existing ones and head back on the road.

 

Being part of the Young Ault Group and retreating to Kinnoull has led me to a community of faith that I never thought I would have. People of my own age who share in my joy and faith in God. Without this group and the wider Redemptorists community I feel I would perhaps feel alone in my faith and not have the opportunities to celebrate my faith with so many other people."

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Some of the Liverpool gang!