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Faithful Until Death: A Retreat Guide on Heroic Youth
The future of the Church, and of society in general, depends to a large extent on the quality and the formation of the younger generation.
And yet, in spite of that undeniable reality, our popular culture’s overriding attitude towards young people tends to be either condescending or pessimistic. Older generations typically complain about the decadence of youth. That pessimism can overflow into a dismissive or otherwise unproductive treatment of young people.
But Jesus had a different point of view.
If we want to contribute to a promising future in the Church and the world, we need to adopt that attitude and believe in our young people. This Retreat Guide will help us do so.
- The First Meditation profiles the inexhaustibly inspiring example of St. Agnes.
- The Second Meditation unpacks the more recent but equally stirring experience of Mexico’s teenage martyr, St. José Luis Sánchez del Rio.
- And the Conference offers reflections about how to help young people develop their full spiritual potential, even in a post-Christian world like ours.
The Personal Questionnaire/Group discussion questions are available in the Companion Guide Book or Small Group Companion Guide. Either download the PDF Companion Guide Book or purchase it. The Companion Guide Book is available for purchase at Amazon or in Kindle. Pause the video at any moment to go to the Companion Guide Book or continue to the next meditation.
Let’s begin by turning to the Holy Spirit, and humbly asking him to guide us in this Retreat.