Totus Tuus - To Jesus through Mary.

To impel the beauty of the new evangelization – this is the charism of the Heralds of the Gospel; Its founder, Monsignor João Dias explains."The Heralds of the Gospel is a private association of faithful with a very special charism based essentially on three points: the Eucharist, Mary and the Pope."

The Heralds of the Gospel are an International Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right, the first to be established by the Holy See in the third millennium, during a ceremony which occurred during the feast of the Chair of St. Peter (February 22) in 2001.

The Heralds of the Gospel strive to be instruments of holiness in the Church by encouraging close unity between faith and life, and working to evangelize particularly through art and culture. Their apostolate, which differs depending upon the environments in which they work, gives pride of place to parish animation, evangelizing families, providing catechetical and cultural formation to young people, and disseminating religious Iiterature.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

First Heralds of the Gospel Retreat held in UK

The first Retreat of the Heralds of the Gospel in England and Wales was held at the Padre Pio Shrine in the Franciscan Friary and Retreat Centre, Pantasaph, North Wales from 27th - 29th March 2009. The Theme was: The Blessed Virgin Mary, Confidence and the Four Last Things.

We were blessed with beautiful weather despite a forecast of snow and storms and it was wonderful to meet up with other Third Order Members who had travelled there from various parts of the country. We were made very welcome on our arrival at the Friary, and over the next three days were able to experience a wonderful spiritual renewal as we meditated and prayed together. We were also privileged to celebrate our own Mass each day, and our Retreat ended with a visit to St Winefride's Well located nearby, in Holywell. The Well is the oldest continuously operating pilgrimage site in Great Britain. This was a very interesting and moving experience and was a fitting end to a wonderful week-end.

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