I met some people that talk about it and have seen it in the bulletin but, never really gave it much thought until now. There is a womens group and a mens group. I was talking to one of the priests about it recently, and instead of answering my questions he said to just do it. That is not going to work with me. I need to know what I am getting into before I do, and frankly I was upset by his flip reply to me. I shouldnt be, but its frustrating sometimes.
I would like clear points about it, good and bad, what goes on, what kind of spirituality is it? Good links to explain would also be nice, and if you are willing to share anything else, go for it.
What kind of backround or preparation would make it more fufilling an experience? Anything you would have done differently?
Is this run throughout the USA? Or all over the globe? Who started it and when?
What are the dangers if any? Is there any controversy about it? Is there pressure put on people to do this to do it year after year? Is there pressure to recruit others in it? What is really going on is basically what I want to know.
Tell me everything you know, and if you forget something, come back and add anything you forgot.