Women's Retreat

Growing in Truth, Beauty and Goodness

Is there any woman who doesn’t want to be beautiful? Every woman longs for beauty, and yet a beauty lacking in truth and goodness can leave her feeling empty inside.  While growing up, I recall experiencing this at Christmas Eve Mass, sitting in the pew after having spent hours on my appearance, it occurred to me that I hadn’t done a thing to prepare my heart.

            Our Holy Mother Church knows our hearts as women and that our longing for beauty goes deeper than mere appearances.  This is why she gives us the season of Advent so that we have the time and the space to prepare our hearts in union with the Blessed Mother.  Join us in this Advent Retreat for Women, to allow the Holy Spirit to beautify your heart for the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, He who is beauty, truth, and goodness incarnate.

            Please join us for “Growing in Beauty, Truth, and Goodness: An Advent Retreat for Women” on Saturday, December 14, 2019 in the Holy Family Social Hall, hosted by Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P. Sr. Gabriella is a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia from Nashville, TN. Originally from Seoul, Korea, she grew up near Philadelphia, PA. She received a Bachelor of Arts in the Great Books Program at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD and teacher certification from Aquinas College in Nashville. After teaching in Catholic schools and studying in the Master of Arts Program at the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, she was sent to Rome to complete her graduate studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum). Her doctoral dissertation was on spiritual motherhood according to St. Catherine of Siena.

Registration is $45, and scholarships are available. Check-in will begin at 8:15 am, and the retreat will end with Confessions being heard from 3-4 pm. There will not be childcare available at the retreat. Registration includes breakfast and lunch. We will attempt to provide something to eat for everyone, but if you have special dietary needs, please do not hesitate to bring your own food. Items can be stored in the parish refrigerator. If you have any additional questions, please email twyackley@gmail.com. We hope to see you there as we prepare our hearts for Christmas!

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