“I just want to say, from the bottom of my heart a very sincere and heartfelt thank you for all you have done and continue to do through Christopher Inn International.
“Renewed thanks to yourself, your family and benefactors for our wonderful time together at Adare. Please be assured that your very good self, your family and all benefactors are remembered in my prayers and Masses.
“I wish to thank you sincerely and all connected
with the Christopher Inn movement for giving me the opportunity to spend three
days in Adare Manor. It was a truly memorable experience. What struck me was
how much the whole operation is inspired by the faith and generosity of so
many faithful Catholics in the U.S.”
“For me as a Priest our few days spent together
was a time of reflection, rest and fraternity... something I think all priests
need from time to time.”
“The Christopher Inn is not aligned to any group but has come about through the vision of one woman and her family. Together with generous benefactors in the USA they have now started to put their vision into practice.
Please pray for this initiative and if you live
stateside look at their website and see how you can help materially. Irish
people will be able to donate to this good cause as they now have charitable
status in Ireland.”
“The ‘gift of the laity’ is a very
“It was a wonderful couple of days spent
in fraternity. We reflected on the document, ‘The Priest, Minister of Divine
Mercy.’ Fr. Vincent Twomey led us in our reflections.”
“Thank you very much indeed for making possible our memorable days at the Christopher Inn here in Ireland. All the priests who joined were overwhelmed at your generosity.
We spent a few days in the most beautiful surroundings
and our retreat director, Fr. Vincent Twomey, S.V.D. provided us with excellent
spiritual material. It was wonderful to have Joan, her two sons, and daughter-in-law
“There’s no ideology, just generosity.”
“How wonderful that there is a family, not an organization, at the heart of this. It is like a home, not an institution.”
“This [experience] was superb! Absolutely
“We had Vespers, Adoration and Benediction
in the Trinitarian Church Adare. A wonderful pre-reformation Church that is
still used by Catholics. Adare Church was the scene of one of the first acts
of Martyrdom in Ireland during the penal days. 40 members of the Trinitarian
Order were murdered there. Each morning we celebrated Mass and Lauds; afterwards
we breakfasted. In the mornings we had two periods of reflections on the document.
The afternoons were free. We had dinner together each evening.”
A priest invited to the May program, but unable to attend, writes:
“Happy Easter to you and many thanks for the invite to the forthcoming Program for Priestly Renewal in Limerick. It is unfortunate that due to parish commitments it is an invitation that I am unable to avail of. However, if in the near future another such event is organised please let me know and keep me in your consideration for attendance.”
“I have heard very positive things about
what you are undertaking and I wish you every grace and blessing for the Adare
meeting and for future gatherings. I will be praying for its success and please
keep me in the mailing list!”
“The Christopher Inn International proposes to offer refreshment, priestly fraternity, and ongoing personal formation in an environment that would be a welcome change from just another program in an institutional setting. Such formation will likely be well-received and a benefit to those engaged in priestly ministry.
“Dear Beloved Friends of Priests,