Best. Generation. Ever.

The last day of BYCC is here. I can already hear teens moving about the hallways as they prepare to head downstairs for breakfast.

You haven’t lived until you’ve seen 500 teens pray the rosary under the moonlight at the beach. Surrounded by candles, the teens took to the sand last evening (Nov. 20) in a moving display of spirituality.

It was such a serene experience.

The teens have learned quite a bit about the power of quiet in their lives.  Father T. Austin Murphy Jr. led the teens in an adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in one of the ballrooms. It never ceases to amaze me how familiar young people are with adoration. As a child, I was an altar server and active in my parish, but adoration was not something that was taught to us.

It’s second nature to these kids and a truly centering experience for them.

Not everything was quiet last night. The kids rocked out to Joia Farmer’s versions Sweet Child O’ Mine, Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ and The Bangles’ Hazy Shade of Winter.

These kids are spiritual and know their 80s music? Millennials FTW!


This video doesn’t have the greatest quality, but you’ll see the energy on full display.

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