This past weekend, I got the lovely opportunity to be part of the Mount’s “Knight Awakening II” retreat. I don’t really know where to start and there’s so much to talk about that I could easily write a book on everything I felt during it.
It started Friday as the few students from here hopped on a bus and kept homework behind them. When we arrived, we were split into 4 groups (4 families). We then put our phones in boxes for the weekend and ate our first supper together. Even though it was the first night, we were up late and had a few ice breaker activities that the staff set up for us to learn about the people around us. I enjoyed that knowing I would be here with them the whole weekend.
During the next two days, there was mass, prayer, singing, beautiful talks on different topics about God, family activities and whole group activities. After the talks, we would sit with our family group and discuss our thoughts on it, through this time I really got to know who I was sitting next to and we became close quickly. Swapping stories and sharing meals together was one of my favorite parts of the retreat. I love hearing where people come from and what they think.
I really can’t write anything good enough to explain how truly outstanding this retreat was. I came in begging to be rejuvenated and stronger in my faith-I came out with my heart dancing inside me. It was more than a pleasure to meet all the wonderful people there. I want to thank all the staff and people involved in making this happen, I wish I could express my gratefulness better but there’s nothing that can be enough so I will keep saying thank you.
To everyone- you all are the spinning image of what He desires us all to be. Your hearts are worth much more than any amount of gold and your souls are a beautiful rarity like diamonds. May peace forever stay with you through the light and dark. God bless.