The Vigilant Retreat is a weekend-long retreat for Catholic Young Adults in the Charlotte area. It will be held, for the second year in a row, at the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC from April 28-30, 2023 and is graciously being supported by the St. Ann Young Adult Ministry.
The primary mission of this retreat is to prepare ourselves and those around us for Heaven. The evil one does not cease in his attempt to draw us away from this goal and we can too easily fall for his tricks—falling asleep, leaving us unprepared for when the Lord comes again, like a thief in the night. Scripture teaches us to be vigilant, to stay awake, and to prepare for His coming. The hope here is to revive our call as young Catholic Christians.
I come to you asking for your prayers, first and foremost. There is nothing more powerful that you can offer. Beyond this, though, we are seeking financial donations to make this retreat successful and accessible to our community. If you feel called to support us, be that in prayers, monetary donations, or other talents/gifts you may have to offer, please use the options below to do so. If you would like to discuss further, please reach out to Katie Cosby (StAnnCLTYoungAdults@gmail.com).
Thank you for your generosity!
May we all have a fire ignited in our hearts. May we not fall asleep. May we stay vigilant. For You are coming like a thief in the night, and it is my greatest prayer that we are ready.
THE LITANY OF THE VIGILANT GUARD
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
All our Holy Guardian Angels, protect us.
St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, pray for us.
St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
St. Paul the Apostle, pray for us.
St. Margaret Mary, pray for us.
St. Francis De Sales, pray for us.
St. Ann, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Mediatrix of All Graces, Virgin Most Powerful, Gate of Heaven, Seat of Wisdom, Cause of Our Joy, Queen of All Saints, Lady of the Rosary, Refuge of Sinners, Crusher of the Head of satan, Advocate of all, Hope of Christians, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Thank you to all who have supported us, including the following organizations! We appreciate you so much.