Winter Youth Retreat is an annual event organized by our department for high school students only from December 26 to 30. For the past five years the retreat was held in New Gracanica Monastery four times and in the Nativity of the Mother of God Monastery (New Carlisle IN) once.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Prophet Isaiah 40:30-31
A RETREAT is a sign of the beginning of humility = maturity = true love = true joy = wisdom = looking for meaning = seeing beyond = longing for the true Source of renewal and strength. The retreat is followed by a fierce struggle and triumphant march.
May every day of ours start with a small retreat in our home, or icon corner, our heart, so that we may be properly armed for the struggles of the day and that we may end them giving thanks to the Wise Strategist who leads us in triumphs – the triumphs of wisdom and meekness, the triumphs of love and joy.
Thank you for “retreating” us with the annual dose of your youthfulness! Without it, last year, it was so much different and so much difficult.
With love in Him Who is Love,
Father Marko Bojovic & Biljana
Youth Retreat 2016 – report and photos at SerbOrth.org…>>>
Youth Retreat 2015 – report and photos at SerbOrth.org…>>>
Youth Retreat 2014 – report and photos at the main website…>>>
Youth Retreat 2013 – report and photos at SerbOrth.org…>>>
Youth Retreat 2012 – report and photos at SerbOrth.org…>>>
Youth Retreat 2011 – report and photos at SerbOrth.org…>>>