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Gregorian Friars resident in three Florida dioceses converged on Vero Beach on Saturday, December 14th, to participate in a Quiet Day titled “Wait Training: A Spiritual Workout for Advent.” This daylong event was hosted by Saint Augustine of Canterbury Church (Diocese of Central Florida), where Richard John Lorino serves; attending from Southeast Florida were Angel Gabriel and Tommy Mandri, and from Southwest Florida postulant Thomas Scott Burnham. Vocationer Carlos Fernandez also attended, as did a number of parishioners from Saint Augustine’s. The day included Morning Prayer officiated by Richard John, Noonday by Angel Gabriel, and a Holy Eucharist closing the event, celebrated by parish clergy
Three meditations focused on what one can expect from the season of Advent: “A Time of Waiting,” delivered by Richard John; “A Pregnant Time,” presented by parishioner Yvonne Tso; and “Our Weary World Waits in Hope,” by the Rev Denise Hudspeth, the assisting priest at Saint Augustine’s.