The Lay Retreat Association (LRA) elected a new president, John Redmond, at its AGM on 20 May in Milltown Park. The outgoing president, Pat Carey, suffered a stroke recently. Though still quite weak, he is currently making a good recovery and receiving excellent medical attention. The LRA is a group of lay men and women who organise and promote Jesuit retreats. Originally aimed at working men, they were founded in 1945 in Rathfarnham Castle. With its closure in 1985, they moved to Milltown Park.