Morning Star Leadership Camp is an exciting adventure for teenage Catholic girls who take their Faith seriously and want to help with the new evangelization among their peers.
The program takes place at Montfort Retreat, which is owned and operated by the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Still River.
On this lakefront facility, the girls participate in a course on evangelizing and apologetics, learning to give classes, speak to a crowd, lead a group in prayer and song, and drawing to illustrate a point.
But that is not all, this year's program brought together girls from ten states who made lasting friendships bonded by their Faith. Some traveled from as far away as Texas, and Reno Nevada. They worked together on art projects, singing, folk dancing classes, archery and self defense.
The hot afternoons were spent learning to sail a "sunfish" and to rescue a capsized boat, as well as kayaking and canoeing. A Red Cross First Aid class was also given to those who signed up, to be certified.
And of course, prayer was a large part of the program, with daily recitations of the Rosary, the Angelus, and Compline.
Every night a rousing campfire helped to create some unforgettable memories.
The camp ended with a talent night and candle light procession to the chapel where the group sang Compline together for the last night.
The week was an unforgettable experience for all the girls who learned the spirituality of St. Louis de Monfort: "To Jesus through Mary." Check out the slideshow to see more photos!