November 19, 2016
Don’t be afraid to be known as a man of faith. That was the message heard as men from the Catholic Student Union based at FSU gathered for a November retreat in Cairo, Georgia. The men camped at a beautiful pecan farm, complete with plenty of space, trees, and a few lakes. Their focus for the weekend was recapturing their identity as men and gaining a vision of what the life of a Christian man should look like.
Firing shotguns, eating meat and doing vigils around an all-night bonfire provided the backdrop for a weekend dedicated to showing these college men the adventure of a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Austin, an FSU sophomore said, “I learned how to be closer to God, how to battle evil in our day-to-day lives, about being adventurous and getting out of my comfort zone.” Brothers Clinton P. Reed IV, Adam Neri and Ray Morris teamed up with Fr. Tim Holeda and Mission Leaders Mike Hyatt and Alex Thamel to provide talks, homilies, and testimonies to encourage the men to embrace a life of courageous witness to Christ. Guns and religion. It’s about directing our masculine hearts to a worthy aim and never being afraid to pull the trigger.
Where: Cairo, GA
When: November 18 & 19
With: The Catholic Student Union at Florida State University