2017 Holy Spirit Healing Retreat for Men and Women
Healing Retreat Event Report
Fr. Richard McAlear, OMI, is a superb communicator! Over 100 people from five states and Nova Scotia, Canada, filled Lumen Christi Retreat Center September 29-October 1 for a CCRNO Holy Spirit Healing Retreat preached by Fr. Mac. Fr. McAlear spoke of the power of Jesus to heal psychological wounds such as fear, anxiety, guilt, unworthiness, lack of self-esteem, rejection, betrayal, abandonment, and others. Fr. Mac emphasized the need to forgive as Jesus did in order to enable healing to flow into us. He also taught beautifully on the Eucharist as Real Presence, as Communion, as Sacrifice, and as Healing. After the Healing Mass on Saturday night, Fr. McAlear prayed over each retreatant individually.
On Saturday afternoon, there was a “Golden Jubilee Holy Spirit Encounter” during which people were prayed with to be baptized in the Spirit for the first time and there was general prayer for release and greater experience of the charismatic gifts. A verse which seems to summarize this Golden Jubilee Healing Retreat is Psalm 107:20: “He sent forth his word and healed them.” The healing power of the Lord was evident in the preaching of the word of God, in prayer, in praise and worship, and in celebration of the Eucharist.
CCRNO has already invited Fr Mac back to preach next year’s Healing Retreat, September 21 – 23, 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of the great saint and healer, Padre Pio. Mark your calendars now.Al Mansfield