This evening I was very struck by some amazing young people at the school here. From about 2pm until 8pm there was a retreat for the (mostly) 5th graders. I helped out from 5pm and on. It was amazing the things that some of these kids shared with the others. They reflected on Advent and Christmas, the true meanings of the seasons. At the end they made commitments. To close they all shared something they learned or the commitments that they made. Earlier they shared their reflections and prayer intentions before dinner. The faith of some of these kids amazes me. The moments I had with them reminds me of the passion that I have for youth and retreat work. I pray that this is something that is in my future as a hopefully to be nun!
5th Grade Retreat