Alton Day Of Renewal
It was a brilliantly rewarding morning. I thought the talk was utterly inspiring, the priest deeply holy and the testimony very moving. Thank you again for today!
Mass and worship always helpful to start the day. I thought the talk down to earth, inspiring and something we can all take into our groups and parishes. Personal testimony so effective.
Such a well organised day. I really like the day beginning with Mass and Adoration, that seemed to put the emphasis on Jesus. I liked the fact it lasted 3 hrs with the option of asking for prayer between 1 30 and 4pm. A lot fitted into the 3 hrs, but at no time did it feel rushed. It felt like a well oiled machine. The music was beautiful.
The Prophetic Sharing and the Words of Knowledge are always exciting, if that's the right word. They 'revive the soul'.
I found the prayers for Baptism in the Holy Spirit very powerful and helpful and the prayer of commitment. All in all a wonderful experience.
Incredibly moving and inspiring, the presence of the Holy Spirit was tangible; to my surprise, I received a personal insight for my prayer life.
This session was wonderful. I couldn't fault it, in any way. So full of The Holy Spirit. I came away feeling uplifted, and full of thanks and praise to God.
Thank you and your team for Saturday. It is always truly inspiring to be with people of praise, who are trying to live the gospel message and discern the will of God. It is also encouraging to see the use of the gifts. I just thoroughly enjoyed the whole of the day.
The whole Adore virtual meeting is amazing. You touch so many lives and may this wonderful work continue to flourish. I would like to thank the whole team for all of your hard work and effort.
"Thank you for a wonderful morning of prayer and worship. Leaving this session feeling very blessed. Praise and thanks be to God."
"I liked listening to other people talking about their faith. It made me feel comfortable with my own feelings."
"I find it all helpful and inspiring. It’s wonderful to be immersed in God; praising and adoring Him with holy Mass, encouragements from the prophecies, talk and testimony."
"The meeting was very well organised, so uplifting and extremely inspiring, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I am so looking forward to joining you all again."
"Thank you very much for a great session. I got so much out of it. I had joyful tears in my eyes."
"A real sense of community and acceptance. A warm welcome given."
"What a wonderful morning! Thank you all SO much."
"It was so encouraging sharing with others so positive about their faith in Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit - in praise and worship, hearing prophecy, testimony, sharing in breakout group."
I am so glad I am now able to attend your monthly Adore meetings on Zoom as it would be impossible to attend in person. I enjoyed every part of today’s meeting - it was amazing - I feel so blessed and filled with the Holy Spirit.
As always, the power of the Holy Spirit was not diminished by the fact that we could not be physically together. This is to me the most remarkable thing about Adore online. The event is well organised and presented.
Thank you so much for the mini retreat this morning. It was so very helpful and fulfilled a deep need I’ve been feeling over the last months, not having any opportunity to go on a retreat as I would usually do. It’s so wonderful to meet with the Lord.
The Adore retreat today really 'recharged' my spiritual batteries!. It was amazing to be with you all from the comfort of my own home...and yes, the Spirit most definitely moved me...to tears on a number of occasions...but in a good way!
Thank you so much for this mornings gathering. I feel very renewed by it and thankful for Mgr John’s talk and celebration of the Eucharist.
It was a real blessing to be able to join the Alton Day of Renewal. I have really appreciated the links and resources on the website since lock down. So I welcomed the chance to join you all again on zoom on Saturday. It was a real boost to recharging my spiritual batteries.
A stupendous day, thank you! I could do with a week of David Beresford. And I love the choice of hymns and songs.
Thank you very, very much for organising and running Adore. I find that I’m getting more and more from these very short retreats. We found David Beresford’s session particularly helpful - excellent, very clear talk and really well chosen bible readings. After his talk I felt very enthused and encouraged to pray more deeply with scripture.
Just to say a big thank you for including me as a participant in today's virtual ADoRE. It was very special to be able to attend, in fact my first time at ADoRE I found it extremely affirming, uplifting, inspriring and calming. The messages throughout were clear and powerful, and the praise wonderful. Thank you for hosting today online...the format works really well, all participating from home, and flowed very smoothly, it was great!
It was a blessing to be able to attend the last Alton Day of renewal and to hear the amazing talk about praise and worship.
“Many thanks for so warmly welcoming me into the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Day last Saturday. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, when I walked into the Alton Convent that morning, but as the Day progressed, Lord, how glad I was that I went. I left feeling healed, blessed and truly felt God's presence for me for the first time.”
“Yesterday was life-changing for me. It was wonderful - and a privilege - to be among you all.“
“It was both heart-warming and humbling to see the Alton Day of Renewal ongoing and thriving. I last came as a young teenager in the mid 1970s! Thank you all for making it possible. God bless you.”
“I enjoyed the day of reflection, it's good to take time out every now and then and will certainly try to come along when I can. The musical accompaniment was a really nice part of the day. “
“I had a really lovely, happy, enlightening day and truly look forward to coming again. My healing has helped a lot, thank you. Praise the Lord.”
“I liked the way the day has been organised.... a very powerful day with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.”
“The day of Renewal is just wonderful…. such a gift! For me the day of Renewal is a Celebration, a time when I can worship freely in the Spirit , with love, joy, thanksgiving, a surrendering in love enveloped in the indescribable marvel of the Holy Spirit's presence. The music is perfect, so inspiring and…. just right!”
“I want to express my gratitude for a lovely day spent with yourselves. I look forward to future get togethers - I hope to bring new people to it. Thank you for all you and the team do in helping us enrich our faith development.”
“ I had a lovely day in Alton. It’s a really nice venue for one thing and easy to get to. More importantly though, I loved the mix of tradition in the morning with charismatic-style worship, talk and prayer in the afternoon.”
“I really, really, thought you gave people a wonderful experience of Faith and Prayer.”
“I enjoyed the day very much. It was spiritually refreshing to take a day to focus on the Lord.”
“Thank you so much for such a prayerful and inspiring renewal group. We were very interested to learn of the talks on the website and will certainly be listening to those we have missed.”
A testimony of healing
It truly was life-changing for me when Father Laurence and Pauline prayed for me. I had been suffering from a very debilitating depression with acute anxiety. This had been my experience every single day for about six months.
When they prayed for me it was as though the Lord Jesus Himself was blanketing me in His Arms as I rested in the Spirit.
And that sense of His Presence has not left me. Since then I have not had one single second of either depression or anxiety!
His deep and all encompassing Peace has enveloped and filled me from that moment to this. The glorious Light of His Love has lifted away all heaviness from me. Instead I am filled with overflowing Joy. I am happy and enjoying this wonderful gift of Life He has given us.
Please feel free to use this testimony. Thank you and may God bless you all richly.
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Testimonies from Telephone Healing Ministry
"At the March meeting there was an announcement that someone with pain on the right heel should call the healing number. We were very excited and I complied by calling in. I am overjoyed to testify that I was later called that day and prayed upon and was blessed and the pain in my heel considerably subsided at that time and I was completely relieved of the pain by the next day. All praise and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ! A massive THANK YOU to the healing team at Adore!" - DM
A lady with an aggressive spinal tumour had the results of her latest scans. There is “no change, even perhaps some shrinkage of the tumour”. The Consultant has called it “a great result”. She herself called it “amazing answer to prayer”.
"I have been suffering for many months with excruciating eczema...the discomfort was so bad that it kept me awake at night. The very first night after having prayer from your prayer team, I had no discomfort and I slept like a baby."
Prayer brought about reconciliation and restoration of a relationship
A lady testified that through the ministry she had been brought to “a place of acceptance and peace”
Another lady testified that she has found peace from the dreadful fears she has been suffering
A lady in deep depression received the “gift of mirth”
We prayed for a lady who was imminently dying: we were then told she sat up two hours later “eating toast and custard!”
"After your prayer, I found my daughter much better, mainly physically, emotionally still long way to go. Myself much more peaceful and able to withstand her lashing out."
"Getting stronger and mentally feeling great....cannot thank you enough for all your prayers.”
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PLEASE NOTE: We cannot guarantee instant answers to prayer. Although we believe that God does heal, we cannot presume to tell him how and when. The Catholic Church teaches: "The Holy Spirit gives to some a special charism of healing so as to make manifest the power of the grace of the risen Lord. But even the most intense prayers do not always obtain the healing of all illnesses." (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1508)
Enthusiastic Feedback Survey
Thank you to everyone who completed the surveys after the recent meetings. We are really encouraged by all the positive comments and are looking into your suggestions. You can read the summary highlights for November HERE January HERE Feb/Mar HERE April HERE May HERE June HERE