Jessica Gallo: Senior memory

Jessica Gallo

Being given the task of choosing one memory from my time at Carroll was difficult. However upon further thinking, an event that really sticks out to me was October Kairos. 

In the couple weeks approaching Kairos, I was unsure and honestly was not looking forward to it. I didn’t want to be without my phone or sleep in another bed, and not knowing what would happen made me anxious. 

When we got off the bus at the Malvern Retreat House, I had no idea that what would transpire over the next few days would turn out to be one of the best and most unique experiences I’ve ever had. I was glad to become closer with some of my classmates, especially my small group; hear other people’s stories; and eventually come to the true realization that we are all more similar than meets the eye. 

Being without my phone was also more enjoyable than I thought. At first, I really wanted it and didn’t know how I would get through the next few days. Kairos provided an escape from reality and society that couldn’t be achieved if our phones were with us. When we got back to Carroll, I almost didn’t even want it back! 

Kairos made me realize even further how important God is to have in our lives, and how much comfort He can bring us. He has a plan for all of us, and we have to trust in it. I am so thankful I was able to experience Kairos, and carry what I experienced with me in my daily life.