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Come away and rest awhile!

Last week, I had the great grace of making a private retreat in St Joseph de Claival Abbey in France where my spiritual director, a benedictine monk, resides.  I had the good fortune to attend Latin Mass every day and to sit in the choir loft for many of the daily Divine offices of the Community which are sung in Latin in the Traditional Gregorian chant.

St Joseph Abbey

I arrived home to a family ravaged by a severe bout of winter flu my great advantage being that , because I was away, I have so far managed to escape this dreaded dose.  Anyway the family are recovering well thank God, and I am now trying to catch up with posting the Marriage Articles that I write for the Catholic Voice on the site.

God bless for now

John

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John Lacken is married to Naomi since November 12th 1988. They have eight children, two girls and six boys, all of whom were delivered by caesarian section. John writes about Catholic marriage for the Irish fortnightly newspaper Catholic Voice. Recently John founded an organisation called 'Legio Sanctae Familiae' who purpose is to promote the authentic traditional Catholic teachings on marriage and to help Catholic families to live their family lives according to those teachings. You can contact John using this contact form