Father Clair Watrin, C.S.B. is the founder of the Live-In. It was originally developed as a result of his work with youth in the Search program. The first Live-In was held in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, in the fall of 1972. The current spiritual director of the Lethbridge Live-In is Fr. Roque Perreira
From the beginning, we have recognized our dependency on the grace of God. Consequently, the preparation and the work at the Live-In is immersed in, and surrounded by, prayer.
Most people who attend a Live-In, experience a deep peace and new outlook on their life. They often have a fresh desire to pray, to read scripture, and to become active in a Christian faith community.
What is a Live-In?
A Live-In is a weekend retreat with the theme of “Getting to Know Jesus”. While the Live-In is a retreat type experience, it differs from the usual retreat style, which emphasizes silence and prayer.
The whole purpose of the Live-In Weekend is to lead those who come to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Most people who make a Live-In experience the presence of Jesus, finding a new peace and a deeper faith. And many people say that after their Live-In they receive a whole new outlook on their Christian faith and on their life, finding greater meaning to life and a new desire to pray and read the Scriptures.
The program involves a series of talks and discussions pertaining to the Christian Life. There are a variety of speakers from various walks of life. The entire program is instructive, uplifting, and enjoyable. There are a variety of activities including recreation.
The weekend is ecumenical in nature – you will experience worship from various Christian traditions, including a Catholic Mass.