The annual Lenten (MYA) Maronite Young Adults and Maronite Youth Organization (MYO) retreat, organized by Msgr. Jim Root and the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn, was held from March 21 - 23, 2014, at the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center in Garrison, New York. Participants traveled from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey to join Bishop Gregory Mansour and a number of priests in meditation and prayer over the course of the three days. The retreat center is located on a hill with breathtaking views of the surrounding forests and towns. We spent a significant amount of time outside enjoying the beautiful campus, including an outdoor Stations of the Cross, the shrine of Saint Anthony, and the Labyrinth and Peace Pole. The retreat started on Friday night with a play presented by the parish youth of Saint Anthony, Danbury, Conn., about the life and death of Jesus. The play was followed by a question and answer session and meditation. Throughout the weekend we were given an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Unlike retreats conducted in years past, the second day was focused on a new form of prayer called Prayer In Motion. The founder of Prayer In Motion, Dr. Anne Borik, engaged our minds in prayer by using movements of the body to connect spiritually with God, especially praying and singing the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. We spent time with Bishop Gregory Mansour in an intimate setting and discussed a number of topics that young Maronite adults ponder on a daily basis. The time with Bishop Gregory was a great way to begin the Lenten season. It is always a treat and a blessing to be in his presence. The retreat ended on Sunday with the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Gregory. A choir organized by the Brooklyn parish performed beautiful renditions of hymns and religious songs to conclude the retreat. Overall it was a weekend filled with prayer, meditation and togetherness. We are all looking forward to next year's retreat!