|Dr John O’Brien, Syracuse, NY, gives his personal testimony.|
November 17, 2009. Summerside, Prince Edward Island. From November 6
– 8, about 90 Regnum Christi members from Prince Edward
Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick gathered at St Paul’s
parish in Summerside, PEI for a weekend family convention on
the topic of “Regnum Christi: yesterday, today, and tomorrow.”
Daniel Brandenburg, assistant to the Territorial Director for the Apostolate,
Fr John Gannon, LCA for Eastern Canada, and PE Islander
Fr Todd Arsenault were the Legionaries present for the event.
The emcee for the event was men’s section director, Ray
The convention began Friday evening with an evening of reflection
for approximately 20-25 women preached by Fr John Gannon LC
and a Challenge girls retreat for 15-20 girls.
|Kids in the K4J program do the crab walk.|
dawned bright and early with the men from the convention
participating in a parish men’s program “That man is you!”
with 50 men on hand.
Following the parish Mass at
9 AM, the Legionary priests gave their conferences on different
aspects of the Regnum Christi spirituality and mission throughout the
After the holy hour and dinner, special guest Dr
John O’Brien, section assistant of the Syracuse, NY, men’s Regnum
Christi section, gave his personal testimony.
Throughout the day there
|Fr Andrew Gillis, diocesan priest and Regnum Christi member from Nova Scotia, offers benediction at the end of the Holy Hour. Fr Daniel Brandenburg LC assists him.|
was a Conquest
retreat with 10 boys and a
activity for approximately 20 children. Confession and spiritual
direction was offered by the priests on hand throughout the
To close the weekend activities on Sunday morning before Sunday
Mass, there was a panel discussion with five Regnum Christi
members directed by Don Chevarie, whose son Dominic attends the
apostolic school in Cornwall, Ontario. The discussion was centered on
their experience of the Regnum Christi Movement. Finally, after Mass
all the families made their way to the Loyalist Inn
Buffet for a hearty lunch together.
It was a graced-filled and
very timely event that left all participants with much hope
and joy. The desire is to have this family gathering
each year at a time when snowstorms are not an