Teen Retreat - The Way of the Cross

Open to all teens of the parish during Palm Sunday Weekend, April 12-14
St. Ben's Youth Group attended a weekend retreat at theSangre de Cristo Parish and El Convento, San Luis, CO

Departure / Arrival Schedule

Youth Retreat San Luis, CO April 12-14, The Convento 512 Church Place, San Luis, CO


Friday, April 12th 5:00 PM - Depart St. Benedict Parish (Parking Lot)

Each youth should bring a sack “dinner”

Arrive at the Convento (Sangre de Cristo Parish) 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 14th 2:00 PM - Depart the Convento

Arrive at St. Benedict Parish 5:00 PM

As a reminder, youth participants in the retreat are not permitted to have mobile phones, iPads, or any other electronic equipment during our stay. Adult leaders will have mobile phones for use in case of emergency. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

!!!  Don't forget to check the Youth Retreat Packing List


All retreat participants and adult volunteers must complete the appropriate forms prior to attending the retreat. Download the corresponding forms, provide the requested information, and email / deliver the completed forms to Pam Osterhouse, [email protected] 

Student / Retreat Participant Forms (Download, complete, and email both forms for each participant)

  1. Activity Release
  2. Parental/Guardian Consent Form and Liability Waiver forms

Adult Volunteer Forms (Download, complete, and email all forms for each adult volunteer)

  1. Volunteer Application (for adults attending the retreat)
  2. Adult Volunteer Indemnity Agreement
  3. Volunteer Waiver and Release of Claim
  4. Volunteer Driver Form

Any questions? Contact Pam at 719-439-2017 (cell), 719-749-2280 (home)  or [email protected] 

Watch this page for additional updates including a packing list.

About the Shrine

San Luis is Colorado’s oldest town, and the Shrine is located on a mesa in the center of San Luis.  Dedicated in 1990, the Shrine was built as an act of faith and love for the parishioners of the Sangre de Cristo Parish. It is a place of prayer and solace open to members of all faiths and people of good will. The formal name for the shrine is  “La Mesa de la Piedad y de la Misericorida” or The Hill of Piety and Mercy.

The Stations of the Cross are a series of graphic meditations on the last hours of Christ’s life. They are beautifully depicted in a series of 14 bronze sculptures of Christ’s passion and resurrection. They rest along a half mile, climbing trail that offers opportunities for meditation and reflection. At the top is the Chapel of All Saints, “La Capilla de Todos Los Santos.”

The trail culminates at a grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Amercias. This grotto holds pink sandstone statues of the Virgin Mary and Saint Juan Diego. The grotto reminds us of the special place in the role of our salvation and the love that Hispanics have for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Shrine - Stations of the Cross History/About the Artist

Sangre de Cristo Parish