Participants of the retreat took part in many outdoor activities, including snowshoeing, skating and tobogganing.
Voice in the Wilderness, a weekend youth retreat planned by the OMG network of parish youth leaders, was all about escaping the noise of our lives.
After an initial delay due to inclement weather, over 20 young people and leaders descended on Christ Church Cathedral’s parking lot early on the morning of Feb. 9 to begin our journey in search of God’s “voice” in the wilderness.
This was not meant to be some flight of fancy searching for mythical creatures or listening for audible voices “from the heavens” amid the beautiful wooded backdrop of Val des Monts, Que. Over the course of the weekend those who attended weren’t listening for something tangible or earthly. In fact, we were doing quite the opposite.