During my formation over the past two years to become a spiritual director, Fr. Albert Haase, the noted Franciscan author, spent a weekend at Cedar Brake with our group. We had begun doing practicums on the art of spiritual direction, working with staged scripts, and it wasn’t going well.
As we chatted about all the things filling up our days, I mentioned a Theology of the Body series I was teaching along with our seminarian to the 8th-grade class at St. Louis School. She responded half-jokingly that she thought it would be a great idea to get all the kids from our great big group of friends together and for me to give the same session.