Tuesday, February 26, 2008

IndyRetreats.org - My New Site!

I went on a Christian Renewal Weekend Retreat called Tres Dias back in 1989 when I was 21 and single. It had a profound impact on me and helped to shape my views on Christian charity, love and forgiveness; virtues, that to this day, continue to mold me into a better person. For the better part of the last 20 years, I've continued to be a part of the worldwide Tres Dias community and sister "4th day" communities, such as Vida Nueva for youth.

The term "4th day" is synonymous with the rest of your life once you've made such a weekend (3-day) retreat. The retreat that I made was sponsored by a brand new community in Tallahassee. I was a "pescadore" on their first men's weekend and I've continued to grow in my faith throughout my 4th day.

Since moving back to Indianapolis, I have been looking for a way to get plugged in locally. Years ago, I served on Indy Tres Dias and my parents have been involved in that community, as well as Indy Cursillo and Great Banquet communities. I was searching for a way to cross denominational barriers and bring more unity to the 4th Day Communities of our region and state. So IndyRetreats.org was my solution.

On the site, I have linked to my new blog--indyretreats.wordpress.com--and to the various communities across Indiana, including Catholic and Episcopal Cursillo, Great Banquet, Kairos, Tres Dias, Via de Cristo and Walk To Emmaus.

I've already mentioned the youth weekend retreat, Vida Nueva, which is also being held in communities across the country. Well, each of the adult communities listed above have similar retreats for youth. I made one at my Catholic high school, called "Search." There are others, like Teens Encounter Christ, Awakening and Chrysalis, and while I haven't linked each of those communities from my site, you can usually find them linked from their parent community.

Anyway, I hope you'll take a minute to investigate my new site and some of the other links in this blog. If you have any questions about IndyRetreats.org or the communities it represents, please e-mail info@indyretreats.org.

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