by Geraldine Halton
We thank God for the Spirit filled event which took place 5/6th May. We were blessed to have Fr. Fazio for the second year in a row. We thank those who travelled from all over Ireland, the UK and Germany. We also thank all those who gave their personal testimonies.
Fiona Connolly started the first Cenacle in Ireland in St. Michaels, Killeen, Newry before we had any prayer cards or Cenacle booklets. We thank Fiona for coming to our Conference to share her story with us. She also shared her Flame of Love with us for the event. We are so grateful and it has enkindled our desire to acquire our own pilgrim statue…
We were also joined by Flame of Love Devotees from the UK: Liz Ansah; Pauline Gallagher; Mary Martin; Charles and Adelina McEwan. We thank them for travelling to the conference. Liz gave a moving testimony of Our Lady calling her back to the Flame of Love while in Medjugorje. Liz is now the UK National Coordinator.
We also thank Kate Mulligan Doherty for agreeing to come to speak with us and recounting her amazing story and deeply personal relationship with Jesus. She brought lots of insight into the value of suffering and shared with us her story of receiving the gift to suffer with Joy. Kate gave us hope for our family members with her humorous account of introducing the Unity Prayer to her husband. Kate brought relics of several saints and let each of us spend time praying with each relic. Fr. Fazio blessed everyone present with the relics.
We were also delighted to have Paul Oglesby, Ireland’s spark for the Flame of love movement, also join us in Dromantine, as Paul has been ill.