I was at province meetings in Dublin yesterday, after waiting an hour at Glasgow Airport for the fog to lift. Our Passionist Charism and Spirituality group is preparing a Province Youth Assembly which will be held at the Emmaus Retreat and Conference Centre, near Dublin, from Friday, 6 July (evening) to Sunday, 8 July (afternoon). This will be an opportunity for young people who are associated with our communities and parishes to come together and deepen their awareness of the message of Saint Paul of the Cross that the Passion of Christ is the most overwhelming sign of God’s love. It will also be a part of our preparation for the World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008, as a number of those taking part in the Province Youth Assembly will be going to WYD as members of the Passionist pilgrim group.
After the meetings, I had a chance to talk with Father Frank Keevins about the preparations for the Canonisation of Blessed Charles of Mount Argus, but more about that later.