Here is a small debriefing of our weekend retreat.
We were 25 people present, including three teenagers of 16 and 17 years of age. Those who returned for the second or third time are surprised by the richness of the teaching and certain contents that affect them more than the last time.
During the retreat, four ladies came to me to be heard and to seek advice. They have been suffering greatly, some of them for decades. Accepting suffering and diving in the boat are both hard to achieve and I realized at the end of the retreat that they had managed to take that step!
A man who came back for the second time confessed and asked me if it was normal for him to feel like crying at Mass after confession and at other times, feeling his heart so filled with the Love poured into it by the Father.
As in every retreat, people have told me that they have not confessed for 15 years or more and thanked me for giving them this opportunity. They rediscover this sacrament. I am surprised to see their faces after confession: their eyes sparkled and their facial features were relaxed; one felt the joy which inhabited them. Blessed be the Lord!
Another great thank you for putting all your teachings on DVD. They continue to rejoice those who listen and look at them.
Here is a small debriefing of our weekend retreat.
1E_12: My child, do not be afraid. You have found favour in My sight. In these moments when you are finding it difficult to control your thoughts that are absorbed by external things, you are in touch with your helplessness and limitations. Without Me, you can do nothing, not even pray; all is grace.
My heart is overflowing with joy for the beautiful prayer shared in Volume 1 of the trilogy “For the Happiness of My Own, My Chosen Ones. Jesus” on pages 202 and 203, in order to be constantly connected to Love, thanks to our breathing. I said it with the desire that it be accepted, and I want to say it and repeat it to Love… to become Love.
A tremendous joy surged in me as I opened the big box filled with books and tapes “For the Happiness of My Own, My Chosen Ones. Jesus”! These gifts were meant for my disabled friends. They were touched by the messages they contain. Reading this sentence that Jesus addressed to them: “I love you tenderly,” two of them rubbed their hearts and added: “It feels good to hear those words.” I understand that these messages are addressed to Jesus’ poor. With great faith, one of my disabled boarder is going through a lot of suffering. He had meningitis and a stroke that left him almost blind. He says, “There is One who protects me, and that is God.” I’ll get a tape for him!
1F_17: My child, give me your little faith; I will replace it with the faith of an apostle and a prophet. FAITH and LOVE are inseparable. By becoming beings of FAITH, you are becoming beings of LOVE. By becoming beings of LOVE, you are becoming beings of FAITH.
Every day, I rush to my inbox to read the “Thought of the Day” and, every time, it is the answer to my preoccupations or thoughts of the moment. Thank you to Léandre for sending us this divine gift.
I’m a recent convert, it’s been three months now. A priest whom I went to see for the wrong reasons put me on the right track. I progressed softly. One day, when the blows of life were really too hard to bear, I was devastated. The parish priest then gave me the CD of an interview with Léandre Lachance.
This made me discover Léandre and understand that this path was the one I should take to go to Jesus. It was meant for me, it gave me peace. Then, I searched the Internet to find out more about you.
I listen to the songs every day, I read the “Thought of the Day” every morning, I read excerpts from the books, I follow you on Facebook. But I don’t want to be dependent on my computer, so I will order the CDs and the three volumes of “For the Happiness of My Own, My Chosen Ones. Jesus” to have them with me. I say “Yes” to Jesus, I’m transformed, I feel His love and I am at peace. Thanks God.
1D_08: My child, you must go through all kinds of events in your life to flourish and become beautiful in My sight. You especially need to accept My Love, to know that I love you and that I am watching over you, that I am protecting and guiding you in the smallest details. Have greater trust in Me; let yourself be loved.
We have just gone through a difficult time […] and we could count on great graces to support us through this ordeal. When the soul wandered, only prayer could stop panic and fear, and put everything in the hands of the Father. In hindsight, this is beautiful! The Virgin also accompanied us. “Blessed are those who believed! “(Cf Lk 1, 45)
During this time of trial, listening to the “Thoughts of the Day” by phone was very important at the beginning of the day.
1D_06: My child, do not be afraid, do not let your heart be filled with fear or the fear of failure. Turn your eyes towards Me. Look at the Love I have for you and yours. Look at what I have accomplished in and around you. Look also at what I am beginning to accomplish through you.