The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Please, Please...

You have heard me speak of
Retrouvaille here before. It gives me great pleasure to serve in several Retrouvaille communities and to serve on its International Board. Retrouvaille International is now expanding to Italy and the very first Retrouvaille program in Italy will take place in Rome on October 25-27, 2002. The Italian Retrouvaille community has worked with great determination and joy to prepare for this program. Retrouvaille, as you know, is a program needed throughout the world, and we are thrilled that its introduction to Italy is now a reality.

We ask that you offer your deepest prayers for the Italian Retrouvaille community, for the presenting team, and especially for the hurting couples attending the program. As part of the conclusion of the weekend the emailed prayers and letters of support from other Retrouvaille communities and couples are posted so the couples can see them We invite you to send your prayers for posting so that I can forward them to Guido and Rinuccia Lamberto, the grace-filled couple coordinating the Italian Retrouvaille effort. You can e-mail your prayers to me here, or post them in the conversation area and I will forward them.

Due to the lateness of our request, we ask you to take advantage of your earliest opportunity to send your prayers to them. Guido and Rinuccia live near Torino in northern Italy, several hours from Rome. It would be best if you send your prayers as soon as possible so that I can forward them no later than early Thursday morning.

If you are able to send your prayers in Italian, that would be beneficial. However, there will be sufficient bilingual members of the Italian presenting team to help with translation when necessary.

Thank you all for your support in reaching out to Italy.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 11:03 AM link
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