From Wednesday 15 May to Friday 17 May, the Year 12 girls undertook their final retreat experience as a Year Group.
We gathered at The Tops Conference and Recreation Centre at Stanwell Tops for three days of reflection, discussion, ritual, prayer, and shared friendship. The Scripture passage which underpins the Year 12 Retreat is from John’s Gospel—the story of Peter being asked by Jesus three times, “Do you love me?” This Gospel story allowed the girls to explore the mystery of Christian love as it may be experienced in their daily interactions and through the varied relationships they have: with self, with friends, with God.
Congratulations are to be extended to this Year 12 group as they entered into the retreat process with enthusiasm and the attitude to gain the most from the experience. Overwhelmingly, the feedback from the girls is that the experience helped them to strengthen already strong friendships as well as re-establishing lost friendships and forming new friendships. The Holy Spirit was clearly at work through the girls during their discussions and interactions.
Angelo Gattone - Mission Coordinator