Once again the seminary community hosted the Mount 2000 and Beyond retreat this past weekend for high school students. Mount 2000 is an annual Eucharistic retreat started by the seminarians prior to the year 2000 jubilee. The first retreat was such a success that the seminarians decided to continue it beyond the year 2000. The retreat lasting from Friday afternoon through Sunday offers high school youth a chance to come and hear some of the best and most dynamic Catholic speakers in the country, spend time with seminarians, priests, and religious, enjoy one another's company, and - most importantly - spend time with the Lord in the Sacraments: in Mass, in Confession, and especially in the time offered for prayer in front of the Eucharist. This year over 1,500 participants braved the Winter cold to travel to Emmitsburg and spend the weekend growing in their relationship with the Lord. Of particular note, seminarian Clayton Thompson (S’13, Lafayette-in-Indiana) was the chairman of the 2011 retreat, bearing the burden of coordinating, planning, and working to ensure the smooth running of the retreat and the best possible experience for all involved. To read more about the Mount 2000 retreat, visit the online website at www.mount2000andbeyond.com.