2021/9/24-26 MCC Retreat: Reconnecting From the Heart 由心開始重新連結

Date / Time:
Sep 24, 2021, 6:30pm – Sep 26, 2021, 3:30pm

Spiritual Director:
程明聰神父 Fr. Francis Ching, CC

由心開始重新連結 / Reconnecting From the Heart

Cantonese 廣東話

Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre

(audios in Cantonese)
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Sept 25, 2021



Sept 26, 2021



2020/9/19-20 MCC Retreat: The gift of encouragement 鼓勵的恩賜


The retreat of Medjugorje Centre of Canada will be held online this year. The time will be held in Canada’s Toronto, Eastern Standard Time.

主題 Theme: 鼓勵的恩賜/The gift of encouragement

講者 Speaker: 程明聰神父 Fr. Francis Ching
語言 Language: 廣東話 Cantonese
費用 Fee: 免費 Free


Sat. Sept 19, 2020 10am-4pm (lunch 12pm-1:30pm)
Sun. Sept 20, 2020 1:30pm-4pm

Sat. Sept 19, 2020 10pm to Sun. Sept 20, 2020 4am (Break 12am-1:30am)
Mon. Sept 21, 2020 1:30am-4am

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捐獻 Donation:

To give donations towards Fr. Francis’ missions:

From Canada & US:
1. Go to companionscross.org.
2. Click “Give” in the top right corner.
3. Click “Donate Now” near the top.
4. Fill out the form, type “Fr. Francis Ching’s missions” under “Special Notes”. You can choose to give by credit card, phone or mailing in a cheque.

Outside of Canada & US, you can give via PayPal, pay to donations@companionscross.org.

For donation to Medjugorje Centre Canada, please write a cheque in CAD$, and mail to the following address:

Cheque payable to:
Medjugorje Centre of Canada

Mail in address:
360 Highway 7 East,
Lower Lever 1,
Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3Y7

Thank you for your contribution and blessings.

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Patricia Leung (Sept 2019)

by Patricia

Find out more about Medjugorje and what our pilgrim says about Medjugorje!

Reporter: Hello!  Why don’t you tell us a bit about yourself?

Pilgrim: I am a Catholic young adult and currently live in the Rockies region in Canada. I am a cradle Catholic. I was born into a Roman Catholic family, which made me a Catholic as well! Catholic education played a very important role in my life. It is a preparation for life which in itself is a preparation for eternal life!

Reporter: Wonderful! How did you come across to Medjugorje?

Pilgrim: Medjugorje came into my life as a “surprise”. I first learnt about Medjugorje when I was a participant of a youth prayer community. The community is founded on Medjugorje spirituality. Eucharistic adoration, rosary, confession and teachings are the focus of the prayer meetings. During these meetings, I was touched by the compassionate love of the Eucharistic Lord and wanted to deepen my relationship with Him. When I was introduced to Medjugorje at one of the events, I knew immediately that I must visit Our Lady in Medjugorje to renew my relationship with God and Mother Mary.

Reporter: Would you like to tell us a bit more about your recent pilgrimage to Medjugorje?

Pilgrim: Last September, I received a “surprise” from Jesus and Our Lady to visit Medjugorje with Medjugorje Centre of Canada. Medjugorje is a beautiful Catholic village with a strong devotion to Jesus and Our Lady through daily participation of liturgy, daily recitation of rosary, Lectio Divina, fasting and monthly confession. Our Lady called these practices the “five stones”. These five stones, which I have adopted in my spiritual life, developed my spiritual potential, nourished my soul and helped me conquer human sin. Through fasting, I created more room for God in my life by detaching from social media, instant messaging, internet surfing and TV. Monthly confessions helped me become more aware that I am loved by a compassionate and contemplative God, whose healing and reconciliation could redeem my human condition from the inside. Without the five stones, I am unable to experience the beauty and the greatness of the grace which God is offering me.

Reporter: Sounds like the five stones that were introduced by Our Lady in Medjugorje brought joy and peace in your life! What else did you experience in Medjugorje?

Pilgrim: Silence and solitude are always an important lesson for me in Medjugorje. In silence and solitude, I learn a deeper wisdom, a broader outlook in my everyday life and a brighter vision on God’s closeness and love. Mother Mary is my model as she is a woman wrapped in silence. In order to pray well, I learn that I need to pray in a quiet place so that the exterior silence matches with the interior silence in my heart. Praying is not about mechanically reciting words, while thinking of other things. It is about making time for God and resting in Him in silence. I also learnt to live in the present moment in a spirit of reflection, by listening to and internalizing what the Spirit might be speaking to me.

During my pilgrimage, I was especially touched by a spirit of gentleness in my heart. Gentleness is a reflection of God’s love which leads to gratefulness and humility. I am reminded to be gentle with myself, especially when I make the same mistakes, because Christ is gentle and this is part of His character. This helps me to be kind and gentle to others as well.

Reporter: It’s lovely to hear your inspirations from your recent pilgrimage to Medjugorje. Would you like to share any final words with our readers?

Pilgrim: I would like to conclude my sharing with my experience of hiking the Cross mountain for the first time. Before the hike began, I thought the hike was physically, mentally and spiritually challenging. However, the Spirit inspired me that God’s love is great enough to overcome any challenges. All I have to do is to surrender and have trust in God as He will provide. I did what I was told. I later discovered God is a good and compassionate Father because a few experienced pilgrims accompanied and coached me during the hike. I was very grateful of His providence, and I learnt that I must love and trust in Him in order to have courage and confidence in living out my Christian life.

2019/10/5-6 MCC Retreat: Finding Peace in the midst of Unrest 在困擾中尋平安

Theme: Finding Peace in the midst of Unrest 在困擾中尋平安
Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Ching
Date: Oct 5-6, 2019

(audios in Cantonese)

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Thank you all for your support and encouragement for this day trip. All the seats have been taken and registration is now closed.