It’s not especially well known – though not a secret either – that Oddwalk does a few retreats each year, for schools, confirmation classes and the like. This is a collage put together from a confirmation retreat a few weeks ago. We promise Orin isn’t being creepy in that last photo – he’s just having a stare-down contest with a young man, for the greater glory of God.
November 29, 2011
May 25, 2010
In a retreat at the Shrine this past Saturday, Joyce Rupp played this video and asked those who had gathered about the moments of compassion within. Where do you see compassion? Any new insights on what it takes or means to be compassionate? What about Christian compassion?
June 19, 2009
Hey everyone, Orin’s got a busy 10 days coming up at the Shrine’s annual Youth Sing Praise. This year’s production is “Jesus Christ Superstar” and is not to be missed. Saturday, June 27, 7pm, Shrine Amphitheater. A couple friends of Oddwalk are on staff this year – well, heck, they’re all our friends, but we wanted to point out Anne Marie Cribbin and faithful Oddblog reader and commenter Marianne Cline (and we mustn’t forget Orin’s wife Erin!) as extra-special. : )
Shannon and fam are out camping, so updates may be a little thin for a while, but Orin will try to update during the weeks rehearsals, prayers, etc. and I’m sure Shannon will have an Aiden update or two. Wish us luck, and pray for a successful week!
April 10, 2009
On Oddwalk’s recent trip to Bermuda to lead retreats, both days of retreats we ended with a closing prayer where we invited the students to gather around a large wooden cross we had found backstage in their theater. We invited the teens to pray, and reflect that while the cross of Christ is heavy, and that while we’re all called to carry our own, we can, much of the time, lean on the support of our Christian community for help.
Returning home, Orin was inspired to write a new piece for the veneration of the cross, one of his favorite liturgical moments of the Triduum. Subconsciously moved by the Bermuda experience, he wrote the song new on the pOddcast today, “Gather at the Cross” — it’s just a quick demo done in GarageBand, and it actually has nearly endless verses, but you can get a taste by listening in to the recent upload. You can find the pOddcast in the sidebar, just look for the gcast window or the iTunes logo.
We’ll be singing it at the Shrine today during the 3pm service.
A blessed Good Friday to all.
March 5, 2009
Hi All – we had a great retreat today with the 6-7-8 graders at Mount St. Agnes Academy here in Hamilton, Bermuda! Thanks to all the youth for such a great, spirit-filled day. We have a few pictures and a few stories to share, but wifi it a bit hard to come by, it seems. Remind us to post a few pics and tell you the story of our “referral” going through immigration.
We have tweeted one sunrise picture, check for it in the twitter window down there in the sidebar. Perhaps more tomorrow after the high schoolers retreat and closing mass, and then the long journey home Saturday!
By the way, don’t be too jealous of us. While it is beautiful here, Mr. Weatherman tells us it is actually warmer in St. Louis today. Yeesh.
March 2, 2009
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