Lenten retreat takes aim at busy youth

Jean Ko Din of The Catholic Register writes,

Everyone needs spiritual direction at some point in their life, said Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara.

So during the Lenten season, Faith Connections is organizing “a busy’s person’s retreat” called Lenten Listening. The retreat is a six-week program that provides young adults in the Archdiocese of Toronto the opportunity to meet with a spiritual companion to accompany them along their Lenten journey.

“A lot of young people are looking for something deeper and some deeper meaning in their lives. It’s a time of transition for many young people,” said O’Mara, ministry director of Faith Connections, a young adult ministry supported by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.

“Many people always want to get a new start at the beginning of Lent, so (the retreat) gives them the chance to do that and to find out what spiritual direction might be.”

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