A reminder that next Saturday we'll be holding our Newman Society Lenten retreat at St Leos College, UQ.
It'll be a half day retreat and it's a great opportunity to get a spiritual start to the semester.
Where: St Leos College- College Road, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
When: Saturday 16th March
9:30am Registration for a 10am start-2pm (morning tea & lunch provided)
What to Bring: Pen, Paper, Bible (optional but I personally prefer reading from it
to paper) and an Open Heart.
Feel free to invite anyone we haven't already invited.
While this retreat is aimed at uni students, Newman Alumni and friends are welcome to join us :-D!...oh and it's also FREE
This Saturday the Verbum Dei Sisters are holding "A New Heart" retreat at Marian Valley.
Saturday 24th March 2012
11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Marian Valley, Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians
Bring something to share for lunch (food and drinks)
Cost: $10 (petrol for those who are carpooling)
Optional: $5 donation (support of the missionaries)
If you want to come and haven't RSVPed please do so ASAP!!!!!
Thanks to everyone who came to the "Renewal" retreat today and made it such a great success. Join me in thanking our executive, the Verbum Dei Missionaries and Fr Jordan for organising today and making it such a wonderful experience. For photos of the event, check out our Facebook page: "UQ Newman Catholic Society"
See you all on Wednesday and Friday for a followup on the retreat.
Hope you all had a great summer break and spent at least some time at the beach :-)
This Saturday the Verbum Dei sisters are running a hiking 'retreat' at the Glass House mountains for anyone who wants a great day out. It'll run from 1-6pm and costs $10 (for those who want to carpool for petrol) and an optional $5 donation to support the missionaries.
For more information contact (e.g. to arrange transport) please contact the Verbum Dei missionaries on:
07 3818 3599
Frances on 0424 777 232
or Gabi on 0425 453 296
God has created me to do him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission — I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I have a part in a great work; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.
— Bl John Henry Cardinal Newman
The posts on this blog are completed by the 2013 executive to keep all members up to date on the latest Newman news
“Dear Lord, help me to spread thy fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my soul with Thy spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine.
Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me but only Thee O Lord!
Stay with me, and then I shall begin to shine as Thou shinest; so to shine as to be a light to others.
The light O Lord will be all from Thee; none of it will be mine;
It will be Thou, shining on others through me.
Let me thus praise Thee in the way Thou dost love best, by shining on those around me.
Let me preach Thee without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to Thee.”
—Bl John Henry Cardinal Newman