In the wee hours of Saturday morning, a shadowy group of men encircled a smaller circle of tiki torches. In the center of the light stood a flashlight, holding up a pix bearing the Eucharist. The Brotherhood of the Iron Will was holding its Chastity Retreat.
The Chastity Retreat is the biggest Kepha retreat of the year. In the days when the Don Bosco Chapter in New Orleans and the St Peter Chapter in Dallas were active, this was the one joint retreat of the year. Typically, the retreat was held in Shreveport, Louisiana, which was roughly halfway between the two cities.