Aggie Awakening X preparations are underway! It is hard to believe that we are working on the tenth Aggie Awakening. The first one happened in Fall 2012! We began the process of building up AA with a small head staff, with Ivan Torres, Carmen Duran, and Carlos Briseno directing thirteen other student staff members. This semester, Javyn Sillas, Justine Del Castillo, Dante Avalos, Andrew Dominguez and Tori Null are serving as AA X’s head staff. They have already had several meetings, including an all staff meeting with the other twenty seven students who will serve on the different supporting staffs. One of the many blessings of the Awakening experience is the enthusiasm participants exhibit in their eagerness to serve on subsequent Awakening staffs. The initial retreat experience is a very formative spiritual experience which is built upon as the students serve is the various staff roles.
We will gather again at Holy Cross Retreat Center for AA X on April 8, 9 and 10. If you are a student who has yet to experience Aggie Awakening, we invite you to prayerfully consider joining us! I promise this experience of the ever-present, unconditional love of God through prayer, community, music, and Sacrament will be a highlight of your Lenten journey. Justine will be happy to get you registered, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you aren’t a student, but know a few, encourage them to sign up! And of course, please keep the staff and retreatants in your prayers!