LVs gathered to share their triumphs, struggles, and recommit to service after first months of the school year

1/13-15/12 – Brant Lake, NY – As part of their year of volunteer service, the Lasallian Volunteers gathered for their mid-year retreat at the Point O’Pines Girls’ Camp in Brant Lake, NY. About 45 minutes north of Albany, NY, Point O’Pines hosted the LV program two years ago for their mid-year retreat. The beauty of the Adicrondack mountains seemed to be a fitting place for a weekend of prayer, discernment, and connection between the young 20-somethings that give one to two years of service at Lasallian ministries throughout the U.S. In the District of Eastern North America, 13 Volunteers serve at 9 different sites. (click here for more details about our DENA LVs)

Led by the Lasallian Volunteer staff, and Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School’s Campus Minister Melissa Blythe Altman and her husband Peter, the Volunteers were invited to examine the first half of their year of service. Activities and prayer geared to help volunteers discern God’s call, and spend time in self-examination, allowed for critique and celebration of the good work these individuals engage in. The weekend concluded with the volunteers commmitting and re-commmitting to goals for themselves, the Brothers’ communities they live in, and the ministries they serve.