Alton Day of Renewal
Alton Day Of Renewal
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. “
“The day of renewal was a real blessing to me, because I was amongst brothers and sisters of beautiful faith whose singing filled the chapel with praise and thanksgiving! How timely it was to be reminded of the importance of praying with expectation; living a life of fidelity (without being caught up with the concept of ‘success’ or ‘failure’) and expressing my faith as a layperson to people I come in contact with in the wider world.”
“It was such a pleasure meeting all the ‘team’. 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, starting with the Rosary and then Mass followed by adoration before the conference in the afternoon. I felt this morning time was a good time of Preparation and Consecration before receiving the Teaching and Healing (afternoon). I felt that yesterday was a very powerful day with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.”
“The day of Renewal is just wonderful, particularly for me, to be back to the place where it all began back in the 70’s…. 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!”
“My fellow parishioners and I truly thought it was a good day and well worth coming”
"I really needed today and I feel so much better".
“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.”
“The day was wonderful spiritual sustenance. I look forward to future meetings.”
“I find the lectures on charisms very enlightening and the whole day retreat spiritually uplifting.”
“Thank you very much for the day. I experienced it as a mini retreat.”
“ 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.”
“I very much enjoyed the day, and I am really looking forward to coming again, and again, and again.”
it was great attending that retreat day.! Thank you for a warm welcome. The speaker was really encouraging .... I went home with gladness.
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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