Espargos, Feb 7 (Inforpress) – A group of twelve priests from the different islands of the archipelago has been meeting since Monday in Sal, for a spiritual retreat to “recharge batteries” and “fill up a little more” with serenity and peace of God.
Once a year, the priests, in this case from the Diocese of Mindelo, meet in a retreat, but a week before they take time for training, a theological or pastoral update, also taking advantage of the time to be together and exchanging experiences.
This is how the group of priests from São Vicente, Santo Antão, Santiago, São Nicolau, Boavista, led by Bishop Dom Ildo Fortes, is accomodated in one of the houses in Vila da Murdeira, where the training sessions will take place, before of the retreat, scheduled to start next Monday. The training this year has youth as the main theme of the reflections which will run until Friday, for Saturday and Sunday, the priests will take a break to make a tour for the island, try to do other things and have a more relaxed moment.
“The priests had a time of training in the seminary, they had a time of theological studies at the university (…), but it is good every year take a time to refreshing of the intelligence and of some spiritual theological subject, also to have a relaxed moment”, explained Bishop Ildo Fortes in an interview with Inforpress.
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