Returning to Medjugorje our coach driver told us that in the winter he worked with his vines and with the seasons harvest to produce local wine. Significant because Roisin said at the start of the retreat, “the Lord says he is the vine and we are the fruit”.
This was our last night in the lovely Medjugorje Spa Hotel. Earlier the management of the hotel had offered to bake the group a cake and had made a beautiful chocolate cake with love and intention – it was delicious and light. They dimmed the lights and brought it out alight (which in a photograph shows an angel in the flame of the candle).
After dinner Seamus bravely and beautifully told his story and revealed so much of what he had been through on his personal journey and during the pilgrimage on Cross Mountain, he had stopped at each station and left behind what he had struggled with. A powerful testimony.
Aaron sang and played his guitar in a beautiful song to awaken the hearts. His amazing voice touched our souls.
At the same time on Thursday, Columba who remained at Rainbow Lighthouse Centre, was painting the statue of Our Lady in the Rainbow Lighthouse gardens, pink and blue – the colours of Our Lady of Graces. No separation.