A group from the Family of Saint Sharbel, USA, attended a retreat, from August 31 to September 3, with the Maronite Monks of Adoration at the Most Holy Trinity Monastery in Massachusetts.
The speakers in the retreat conferences included: Fr. Patrick (the Abbot), Fr. Robert and Fr. Maron. The topics included, Holy Scripture and Lectio Divina, as well as the various Types of Prayer: Adoration, Praise, Petition, and Thanksgiving.
In addition to the retreat conferences, the group attended the monks' liturgical ceremonies, including Morning Prayers (Safro), Divine Liturgy, Midday Prayers, Evening Prayers (Ramsho), Night Prayers (Sotooro), as well as opportunities for Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
On Sunday, September 3, the retreatants joined the Divine Liturgy, received blessings from the monks and left back home.
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