Prayer, pruning, and community – that’s what 21 Young Marists from around Australia experienced on the annual Marist Youth Ministry Pruning Retreat for five days in July at The Hermitage in Mittagong. Facilitated by Br Darren Burge, we were introduced to new ways of contemplative prayer, put into practice while pruning the vines. It was a time of new friendships and finding nourishment and joyfulness in connecting with God. We look forward to the fruits of the harvest in our own hearts!
Anthony Mackett & Joseph McDonald