Sister Therese Maria assisted in and presented on the works of mercy at the 2016 National Maronite Youth Organization workshop directed by Fr. Gary George and his awesome team from July 16 to July 21 at Latrobe, PA. Bishop Gregory Mansour, Fr. Rudy, Fr. Bassam, Fr. Simone, Fr. Alex, Fr. Vince and a number of Seminarians were also present.
In this Year of Mercy, the engaging theme was "God Quest". The beatitudes were used as a road map to help our energetic teens to grow closer to the ultimate treasure, Jesus our Lord and Savior. The dynamic week included prayer, interactive activities, sports, ice breakers, breakout discussions, Lectio Divina (which Sister led) confession, missions, daily Liturgy and a host of guest speakers. It truly was a blessed week of grace, healing, learning and transformation for all those who attended.