In an effort to save the Maria Stein Spiritual Center at it's lowest point, an inspired group came together who asked me to put on a retreat for teens. I was only a sophomore in college at the time; I grabbed a few of my friends to help and we let the Holy Spirit lead us from there!
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Do you know how diamonds are formed? It’s from years and years of constant pressure underground. Just like diamonds, God puts constant pressure on us to form us into the ‘diamonds’ he planned for us to be.
At times, this pressure may feel overwhelming, but, remember, the Lord takes delight and joy in our efforts to please him! “Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” Nehemiah 8:10.
Throughout the weekend we will fill the Lord with joy by spending time in Adoration, receiving His Body and Blood at Eucharist during Mass, being graced with His forgiveness through Reconciliation, enter into praise and worship with powerful music and be encouraged and challenged by our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
We ask that you come with an open heart ready to experience a new prayer life, learn new ways to grow and to build relationships with your brothers and sisters in Christ!