How should we speak of a retreat?
The Blessed Virgin Mother, the Immaculate Conception, is the Patron of all Priests and QUEEN OF THE CLERGY.
The Christmas Retreat at the Monastery on this upcoming Saturday, should never be called a “mini” Retreat.
Nor any Retreat should be described with the term “mini.”
The connotation of the term “mini” evokes a sense of “unimportance” undermining the power and value of a Retreat.
In conclusion, I suggest we, the PAPA members, eliminate that word “mini” from our vocabulary when we speak about God and all that relate to Him, such as a Retreat, a Mission, and most importantly, the Mass.
Please let us take time and think.