Who attends MOTC retreats?
MOTC retreats are held for youth, men, and women in the criminal justice system, primarily in Bexar County; however we have now moved to the Corpus Christi area. Some retreats for the participants in the TJJD have been held at TJJD prisons as well. MOTC’s work with Bexar County judges has resulted in referrals from judges for probationers under their supervision; these persons are often offered the opportunity to attend a MOTC retreat as part of their community service. Recently, MOTC has grown to include separate retreats for persons who have been recently paroled from the Texas Department of Corrections to Bexar County.
Attendees of MOTC retreats are encouraged to maintain mentoring relationships with retreat team members as they continue their faith journeys after the retreats. To encourage continued follow-up, reinforce the conversion experience, and increase life skills training, MOTC sponsors monthly reunions open to any past retreatants.
MOTC retreat attendees are highly encouraged to continue working with MOTC through serving on a future MOTC retreat.
When these women started smiling at us, and singing, and talking to us, I did not think they were real. They are real, and they keep doing these retreats. I have been on a team now, and I am glad to help show other people that you can change your life. ”D. F., Retreatant
On my first retreat with MOTC, I could not comprehend how much more the Holy Spirit was truly present than any of my many previous parish ACTS retreats. I was truly Blessed by this experience and will devote my time to continuing this ministry and what it represents for the women in the criminal justice system. An opportunity for our Lord to be present in their life and mine in a way I never envisioned. Thank you Lord. First time MOTC Team Member