This last summer I had an amazing opportunity to speak and lead worship at “ECHO,” a 4-day Theology of the Body Camp for teens at St. Joseph Abbey in Louisiana. The 3 days prior, I got to help prepare a group of young adults to serve the teens as hospitality, prayer team, and family group leaders. It was so beautiful to see these teens (and young adults) dive deeper into their faith and learn, through Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, who we are and what we were made for in this life and eternity.
Where our culture portrays a life of chastity as dull, repressive, and ridiculous, I experienced completely the OPPOSITE during the ECHO retreat, through the faithful and joyful witness of married couples, religious (both priests and sisters), and single people. In this video you can see the real joy of people who have experienced God’s love!
If you are a teen who wants to grow deeper in their faith, I highly highly recommend coming to this camp. Watch the video for yourself: