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Mrs Rhonda Porteous

Mrs Rhonda Porteous

A Workshop on the IV CONVERSATIONS OF CALA FIGUERA entitled ‘LIVING THE CHARISM – OUR LIFE JOURNEY’ was held in Sydney following the National Secretariat meeting in August.

To contact the Australian Vietnamese Cursillo http://cursillovietuc.com.au/

 

The Way and the Eagle August 2016

 Reflection from our Spiritual Director

 During 1987 I experienced my first Cursillo weekend at Galong. At the time I was in my third year at Seminary and I did not know what to expect out of this time. Over the time together I experienced a desire to walk more closely with Jesus but still struggle to put this clearly into words. There was a strong sense that my life was called to a deeper reality than just myself. I found that when I focus solely on what I am doing and what I feel is important that I tend to become somewhat distracted. My life seems to fly off in many different directions in the same time and the emphasis is on all the things I have to do in my day. When I am aware of these things happening it is a call to be more prayerfully present and to be open to the people that God calls me to encounter in that particular moment. I think this is the gift of the Fourth Day it is not about performance but about appreciation of how God is present at each moment. This is to become present to this moment and this day.

 

 From the Presidents

 

At our Annual General Meeting (last November) nominations where taken for roles in the 2016 Secretariat. While the new

Secretatiat membership is outlined on page 3, on the next two pages we say thank you and farewell to Rick McCosker as our outgoing

president and welcome Greg Byrne on his taking on the position for the coming term. 

 

As I write this letter in the mellow season of Eastertide, I am reflecting on how different this period is for us in the southern hemisphere. There is a sense of melancholy, of ending or even of death as we face the winter ahead. We might seem a bit stuck in the Crucifixion mood. Unlike our brothers and sisters in the northern hemisphere, we must endure many months of cold and darkness ahead before we can look forward to new life in spring. The feeling of Resurrection seems a long way off, even though we have already passed Easter on the calendar.