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Celebrating Women: Wise Women’s Resiliency, Rediscovery and Beyond

September 10, 2021 - September 11, 2021

We invite you to gather with other women to share insights discovered and lessons learned through the pandemic.  Our time together will include storytelling, ways of relaxing, meaningful art, care of self and one another.  The event will be held on Zoom.

On Friday evening we will gather from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, CST for introductions and sharing.  On Saturday we will meet again on Zoom from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (CST).  Participants will need a stable internet connection with audio and video capability and the most current version of Zoom software.  Additionally, a quiet, private setting is necessary for privacy of self and others and also to create a retreat atmosphere for yourself.  There will be a lunch break and other scheduled pauses on Saturday.

Retreat Directors: Sister Mary McGehee, O.S.B., and the Celebrating Women Team

Cost: $45.  (An optional donation to Sacred Heart Monastery may be made at registration for those who wish.)

Date and time:
Friday, September 10, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM (CST)
Saturday, September 11, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (CST)

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  • Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition. Its purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer. This time of pandemic has led many to seek to deepen their relationship with God through this wordless prayer of contemplation. This weekend retreat is designed for those new to Centering Prayer. The participants will keep silence for the weekend, but there will be opportunities for questions and discussion about the practice. To register, please select ONE of the following options.
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September 10, 2021
September 11, 2021