Canon 276.2 & 4 stipluates that every priest must make an annual retreat to renew his interior life. With this being said, the diocesan priests of the Diocese of Las Cruces had the opportunity to go on our annual spiritual retreat the week of November 2-6. This time of prayer and fellowship took place at the Redemptorist Renewal Center of Picture Rocks in Tucson, AZ. It was such a wonderful experience to see most of our brother priests together. During the retreat we listened to Msgr. Chester Borski, a priest of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. We also shared in different ways with other priests. It was truly a time to pray, rest, and renew ourselves. One of the things caught my attention was the celenbration of daily Mass with all the priests, the practice of the sacraments: reconciliation and anointing, the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and many other activities in which we all participated.
Now it is time to get ready for a busy and exciting end of the year with Advent coming soon, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas. Blessings on your busy-ness!