Dear Newman Community,
Each semester we host an Aggie Awakening retreat, a weekend retreat of prayer, community, and Sacraments put on by students for students. Once a student ‘lives’ Awakening, they are eligible to serve as staff for upcoming retreats to make the experience available to other students. The weekend is a labor of love given generously by the staff. In the weeks leading up to the retreat staff put in countless hours preparing for the weekend. The hope is that students are ‘awakened’ by the weekend and continue their faith journey in a renewed way.
This past weekend we put on Aggie Awakening IX. Nearly 50 students participated in the retreat, either as retreatants or staff. From our opening dinner in the parish hall it was obvious the group was an especially enthusiastic and outgoing one. This proved to be so true! Please keep the group in prayer as they come down from their “mountain top experience,” as Fr. Ray called it, and settle back into their lives, that they would take with them some seed that was planted over the retreat weekend.
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