Monday, June 09, 2008

Stuff Catholics Like: Retreats

I have retreat lust these days, ergo the next Stuff Catholics Like post: retreats.

...The first retreat began with John the Baptist. Needing to get away from it all to hear fully God’s voice, he headed off into the desert, living on locusts and wild honey. This diet didn’t appeal to the majority of stressed-out Israelites at the time, so the full retreat series didn’t really catch on. But the “let go, let God” exercise, which he called baptism, transcended the meager menu, so people reportedly came in droves for day trips.

His most prominent retreatant, Jesus of Nazareth, was so taken with John’s retreat format that he immediately went for forty days of testing by Satan in the wilderness....

Full post up at Stuff Catholics Like, here.

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