The Catholic Youth Apostolate's REAP Team and Office of Youth Ministry will host the "Romantic Revolution Retreat" at the Cardinal Rigali Center on Monday, September 28 from 7 pm to 9 pm. This retreat is open to young women in grades 7 - 9 interested in learning more about relationships, romance and pure love in today's world. Teen and young adult members of The REAP Team will give testimony to the power and beauty of chastity and how only through living out this virtue can true romance be revived in our world.
Following are a few comments from young women and moms who attended last year's event:
From the teen girls:
-I loved this retreat! It was fun and full of non-stop activities. I think that young people will choose to become chaste.
-I thought it was really fun since it was explained really well. I learned that chastity is a better way to live.
-I liked it a lot. I can actually use the information in real life.
-I thought it was great. I really like the talks. I will always remember to believe in myself.
-I thought about how much I need God in all my relationships.
From the moms:
-I have to let you know the best part of the day was our drive home (approx. 35 minutes), my daughter and I had some great conversations about chastity, God, boys, school and choices! Here's to keeping the talking going and to continuing the "Romantic Revolution."
-The talks from the teens were most memorable for me.
-I especially liked the male perspective on how men/boys view women.
-Yes, (I grew closer to God) by seeing how one little event may change the future of even one girl and how the word of chastity can be spread so easily and quickly.
Visit the REAP Team's website for more details, or if you have questions, please contact Rachel Allen at (314) 971-3153.