On February 23, Live the Fast held its second retreat on prayer and fasting- this time geared for the Lenten season. It was held at our spiritual home base of St. Mary’s Parish in Waltham and featured speakers: Msgr. Charles Murphy, Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart, Father Michael Sevigny of the Apostles of Peace and Live the Fast founder Andy LaVallee. Msgr. Murphy knew Blessed John Paul II and worked with Pope Emeritus Benedict. He wrote an excellent book called “The Spirituality of Fasting,” inspired by a conversation with JP II and we were excited to hear his insight. The day also included Mass, confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Overall it was a great day!