More than 80 diocesan priests together with a few Religious priests attended their annual retreat at the St Francis Xavier Major Seminary from July 9-13.
The retreat master, Dominican friar Timothy Radcliffe (above, left), preached on the theme, I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full (John 10:10).
Sharing personal stories and spiritual wisdom from years of living with Religious brothers in the Dominican community, Fr Radcliffe called on priests to live a simple, joyful life through commitment to serving their flock.
Included in his talks was a reflection on the deeply moving film by French director Xavier Beauvois, Of Gods and Men, based on the kidnapping and murder of Cistercian monks in Algeria by Islamist mujahideen in 1996.
Fr Radcliffe, who is from the Blackfriars Community in Oxford, UK, is the author of the best-selling book, What Is the Point of Being a Christian?