In Chicago we had a great gathering of Young Adult Ministry "partners" --people who do retreat work and are looking at what the future holds for young adults and then for retreat ministry in general.
The Jesuits are behind Charis--the retreat organization that got us all together. And the spirit of St ignatius was clearly present amongst us.
My own thoughts--something is happening here with these ministries. It's the start of a type of grassroots movement. One that goes beyond the usual boundaries that much of church ministry seems to be unable to reach.
But more needs to be done. This conference renewed my energy for much work to be done with BustedHalo and NCYAMA. The future is bright indeed.
Thanks be to God, Stay tuned...much more to come.
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