Sunday, July 21, 2013

Steubenville East 2013


Once again we attended the Steubenville East High School Youth Conference at the Ryan Center on the campus of U.R.I., and once again the Holy Spirit moved in wonderful and powerful ways!  The theme for this year's conference was "Chosen"--reminding us that God loves us with a perfect love, that he has redeemed us through the sacrifice of his Son, and that he has chosen each and every one of us to go forth into the world and bear good fruit for his kingdom.  As St. John said, "We love because he first loved us." (1 John 4: 19)

It was a life-changing experience for many of our teens. As usual, there were lots and lots of confessions (which is always a sure sign that the Lord is touching minds and hearts!). 
It's my prayer that our young people--and all those who attended the retreat--will stay close to the Lord throughout their lives, following his plan and bearing good fruit for the Church and for the world!
To watch videos from the conference itself, and to listen to some of the inspiring talks and music, click on this link: Steubenville East 2013

Here now are some pictures from the conference, courtesy of Mary Brodeur.  Thanks, Mary!


(Click on images to enlarge.)