This weekend, I had the opportunity to attend an awesome retreat called Magis. "Magis" is a Latin word that means: "more". It would not be possible without a friend reaching out to me and inviting me to this greater relationship with God, myself, and others.
Coming into this retreat, I felt hesitant at first because of one thing: money. However, I realized that although money is the barrier keeping me from attending, I should not be discouraged that so many people wanted to help me attend. So I went, and it was the best decision of my life.
There, I met some of the kindest souls and people who were willing to help support me throughout the retreat. One of the leaders in the retreat went to the same college and graduated at an earlier year than me. We instantly became Bronco sisters. Somehow, I knew that we were meant for each other.
Attending a Jesuit school, this retreat is similar to the Ignatian silent retreat but different in a lot of ways. The best part of this retreat was the one on one personal time that I get to have with one of the retreat leaders. My friends and I attended many workshops on spirituality and leadership coaching. I personally liked the personal times I have been given.
This retreat was not only much needed but also enabled me to develop a greater sense of self and nurture my relationship with God in a setting that allowed me to have my own space as well.
With the stressors of life piling up on me, I was able to find my grounding again and realize the importance of faith, and self-care for a more fulfilled existence.
The lesson I've taken away from this retreat is to be and do more with God, myself, and other people around me. We are all going through some struggles and accomplishments in our lives. It helps to know that we can foster a greater sense of community and realize that we are not alone.
We are Magis. Magis empowers me. Magis made me love God even more as I seek Him in all things because then, we are so much more than we realize.
How do you find God in your daily life? Seek him. Love Him and don't be afraid to reach out when you need support.