On a magnificent Hot & Breezy early Summer Sunday Afternoon — June 11, 2017 about 250 people gathered in Bayview from all over Prince Edward Island for the Grand Opening Celebration for Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre.
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Father, Creator of all
We praise you.
We come before you
in this place
this blessed place;
this place built on Holy Ground;
this place surrounded by nature at its best
with an ocean view —
all of which you have created.
Lord Jesus, redeemer of souls,
We ask your guidance on all who enter for spiritual growth;
May their time here refresh mind, body and soul.
Holy Spirit of truth and wisdom,
Open the hearts of all who spend time here
To the many opportunities offered.
Inflame them with a desire to live
Every day in love and service.
Our Lady of Hope restore us,
So as we go forward
We can spread hope, peace and joy
To our families, community, province, country and beyond.
May God Bless Us each and every one.
To read Bishop Grecco’s remarks click here:June 11 Remarks
To read Archbishop Bonazzi’s remarks click here: The Papal Nuncio’s Talk
On March 28th, 2017 Most Reverend Richard Grecco Bishop of Charlottetown, in prayer with priests, sisters and laity, blessed this site and On June 11, 2017, officially opened Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre, in the presence of the Apostolic Nuncio, Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi and invited dignitaries. Present were members of the Sark (Reid) and Kelly families and people from across the Island. Father Eric Dunn, VG. Led an advisory committee that worked diligently from September, 2014, until June, 2016, in overseeing the planning and constructing of Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre. The integral human development that this centre will facilitate is in large part due to the keen stewardship of Father Eric Dunn and his committee.