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Joe Nuqui – Journey 49:
The dictionary defines it as: undertake a journey or trip. Well your weekend will be so much more than a simple voyage. This retreat is like no other retreat and it will change you in ways you never imagined. After my journey I looked at the world in a whole new and better way. When I went to mass, church, school and even at home I saw it differently because of Journey. I was more prayerful and found myself to be more religious than ever. Through Journey I have built and strengthened my relationship and friendship with Jesus. Also through this retreat you will feel so much love and at peace with god and the people around you. And those people around you are your best friends. One thing about journeys is that you end somewhere and the journey is over. But after this weekend your Journey will start and expand like never before.
Bridget Shriner – Journey 49:
Although Journey was not the first retreat I ever went on,
it was certainly the most powerful. Through my first retreat, I ‘discovered’
God for myself, and through Journey I developed a relationship with God.
Friends I made on the retreat are people that I am still close with months
after Journey, and even the people I rarely talked to are always there for me.
Journey is not just a retreat, it is a community of other individuals who are
strong in their faith. This community allowed me to explore my faith and
myself, develop new ways of thinking, and gave me the strength to tell people
things that I would normally not have been strong enough to say. After Journey
I find myself more prayerful, more caring, more open, and braver than I ever
was before and all of these traits have only grown since the retreat itself
through the help of fellow Journeyers.
Sean McDonald – Journey 49:
I can say that the Journey retreat changed my life for the better and made me look at the world in a whole new way. I was hesitant about going on this retreat at first because everyone said it was alot about self discovery and I was convinced that I already knew myself and did not need this retreat. Going on this weekend proved how wrong I was though. I learned so much more about myself and what I have to offer. I know now that no matter what happens in my life, God loves me and God is there for me through it all and he will make things come out how they should in the end, so I do not need to worry. God and I now have a relationship where I know I can ask him for anything and I do not have to feel guilty about it. This retreat not only gave me more insight, but it gave me some of my best friends, who I love so very much. When I got the news on my Journey that a family member had died, these amazing people that I barely knew at the time were there for me and made me feel so much better. There is nowhere else I would have rather been that moment then on the Journey Retreat. Have and amazing weekend and God bless.