Way of the Cross Retreat

“He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.”    -Isaiah 53:3-5

The Way of the Cross retreat took place this past weekend, February 25-26, 2012. The retreat is hosted by the Breath of Life Youth Group (BoL), which is a group of young people who meet at St. Peter’s every Saturday evening to pray the rosary and learn about their faith through the scriptures. The group has been active for over five years now and continues to be one of the largest groups at St. Peter’s.

The retreat is based on the 14 Stations of the Cross. Through different talks and activities the retreatants are able to walk the stations with Jesus and come to a deeper understanding of what their Savior endured for the sake of their salvation. Although the retreat is only one night, it is still a life changing experience for those who attend.

The group of 43 young people left early Saturday morning to head up to St. George Monastery where the retreat was held. They returned Sunday evening for Mass at St. Peter’s.