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04/11/2013: United States


Marist Young Adult Program
                                                                                                 October 2013




Dear Marist Young Adults,


I hope and pray that things continue to go well for you during this semester. Midterms are over for most of us, and now we look forward to the Thanksgiving break. As students, it seems like we always look forward to the next day off! Now that we are past the midway point, there might be time for a little bit of relief before the next break.


This past week, a Senior Encounter was held in Esopus. Being a part of this event was work, but it felt like a time of rest. I was able to continue my encounter with Christ while helping the next generation of Marist Young Adults along their journey. The retreat was a break from the regular grind of classes and I was reminded of Psalm 62:1 which reads: "My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him."


It is important to take a moment in our daily schedules to find rest. Prayer, reflection, and joining together in community are ways to find rest. Finding rest helps us to calm down, and also keeps us mindful of our blessings. I encourage you to read the Marist Young Adult blog and the weekly Marist Monday Challenge as a possible way to take a step back and find rest. Finding service opportunities in your area can also be a way to contribute and "find rest in God". For those in the NY/NJ area, the Marist Brother's Center at Esopus (@MBCEsopus) has service opportunities open to young adults.


God bless you all, and keep living Marist!


Luis Ramos

Chair, Marist Young Adults Advisory Committee







RELEVANT is a multi-platform young adult resource for faith, culture and Christian living. Its new offering, rtv, is a storehouse of talks, performances, music videos, shorts, and documentaries to help enhance a Christian lifestyle. To access rtv, click on the image above. To see what else is available from the magazine or website, click on the icon below.


Thanks to Matt Fallon for suggesting this resource.





 Do you have a week. a weekend, a month or more and would like to volunteer in Esopus?  If so, contact Matt Fallon at mfallon03@gmail.com

for more information. 



Take a moment during this year of Marist vocations to find out more about the vocation of a  Marist Brother.  Simply click on the icon above. 

  Upcoming Events
Nov. 17 - MYA Day of Fasting
               NY/NJ Reflection Day on Hunger - Bayonne, NJ
               Taize Prayer - Bayonne, NJ
Dec. 1 - Online Advent Retreat - Week 1
Dec. 8 - Online Advent Retreat - Week 2
Dec. 15 - Online Advent Retreat - Week 3
Dec. 21 - Advent Day of Reflection - Esopus, NY
Dec. 22 - Online Advent Retreat - Week 4
Service Opportunities
Nov. 13-14 - Mt. St. Michael Champagnat Scholars Retreat
Dec.  4-5 - Mt. St. Michael Sophomore Retreat
Dec . 11-12 - Notre Dame Academy Senior Retreat
Dec. 15-16 - St. Joseph Regional Sophomore Retreat
Please visit Marist Young Adults on Facebook for event details.    

All chats take place in the chat room at www.MaristYoungAdult.com
Marist Young Adults in the New York and New Jersey area spent an afternoon building community and kayaking on the Hudson River...Casey Garcia and Danny Chomat facilitated the final two college transitions chats...Marist Monday Challenges continue each week on Facebook...The Marist Young Adult Program sponsored a hiking retreat in conjunction with Marist College campus ministry...Young adult leaders on the October Encounter participated in a "Retreat within a Retreat" based upon the story of the Transfiguration.  Six young adults participated in a  "Retreat outside a Retreat" while visiting the Encounter.  Using scripture and the meditation path in Esopus, the participants explored their own story in light of the larger Marist and Christian stories...Opal Vadhan spoke to the campus ministers and religion chairs about her service experience in Jamaica.  Both the Marist Young Adult program and the schools will begin to raise money and awareness for Marist woks in Jamaica...The number of followers and subscribers continues to grow for Facebook, twitter, and the Marist Young Adult app...New blog posts by Navidra Hardin, Ashley Johnson and Danny Chomat are available on the MYA website.




myaThe Marist Young Adult Program invites interested young adults to explore further  their Christian faith. Through spiritual, social and service activities, both online and in person, young adults can experience an alive and vibrant faith rooted in the Marist tradition.       

Facebook Group:  Marist Young Adult

Website:  www.MaristYoungAdult.com


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