The King's Men is a ministry devoted to building Christian
men in the mold of leader, protector and provider. They host
several "Into the Wild" retreats each year where men meet for
a weekend at a wilderness area for Mass and prayer. There are
also team-building exercises that include orienteering -
finding your way across a set course using a map and
I visited the "Into the Wild" retreat July 10 at Prince
William Forest Park in Triangle for a story. Prayer, Mass and
the rosary all played key parts in the day.
There was an orientation competition in the afternoon. To
prepare for the event, orienteering lessons and practice were
given in the morning.
The site of the competition was on the other side of the
25-square-mile park, so after training and practice we loaded
into cars to convoy to the starting point. I drove the last
car and followed the flashing lights of the cars in front of
me out of the park onto I-95 to the next exit. We entered
through the main gate and wound our way through the park to
It was taking a bit longer then I thought. Then I noticed the
front car stopped, asking questions of a park ranger - a
woman - who was driving in the other direction.
I saw her pointing down the road and talking to the
As the convoy made a U-turn on the road I saw the ranger pass
and she had an oh-so-subtle smile on her face.
Read the story, and see more pictures http://catholicherald.com/stories/Faith-in-the-wild,29434.