Just heard an amazing stat abt last night at #seek2017: 4400 confessions by 240 priests in 4 hours #praiseGod #amazinggrace @SEEKConference pic.twitter.com/F55TXgF3vS— ChurchPOP (@Church_POP) January 6, 2017
Besides organized talks, adoration, confession, concerts, fun times, and Masses, there were well-attended Liturgy of the Hours services held in the hallways of the conference hotel.
A priest writes:
A successful program always has small (and sometimes wonderful) glitches.
On Twitter, I posted that after hearing two hours of the most intense confessions of my life, I felt exhausted, but also more alive than I had ever felt before. As a priest, I’ll say that we can often tell when a conversation or encounter is particularly important, but it has never before been so clear to me — confession after confession, conversation after conversation — that the Lord was actively changing the lives of the students I was speaking to, powerfully and in real time. Clear moments of conversion were showing themselves, over and over, penitent after penitent, in the confessional. - See more at: http://aleteia.org/2017/01/08/hearts-afire-catholic-college-students-encounter-christ-at-seek2017/?ru=b28e9f2a3c45a72602c255e91b1df657#sthash.5yP8QIeQ.dpuf
"Ladies and gentlemen, please refrain from getting in line for confession because the long line is now a fire hazard" #SEEK2017 #goals— Ellen Schroll (@ellen_schroll) January 6, 2017