This Women’s Retreat will begin with dinner on Friday evening, January 7, 2022 and end before Noon on Sunday, January 9, 2022, and will include five delicious meals along with inspiring presentations, overnight accommodations, and full access to our stunning retreat facility and grounds.
With the holiday hustle and bustle past, settling into our “everyday” roles of mother, wife, sister, friend, disciple, can feel tedious, bland, maybe even difficult. The Gospels are filled with characters who provide for us remarkable stories of fidelity—Mary, John, Paul. But there are also many, many people who knew Jesus personally and yet whose encounters with him are detailed only very briefly—the shepherds, the child with the loaves and fishes. These “anonymous” characters who encountered Jesus personally have much to teach us in the simple faith of their ordinary lives. Come join us for these days of prayer and reflection, recognizing the very powerful gift of your own everyday faithfulness.
Our Retreat Presenter: Virginia Herbers is a retreat director, lecturer, and spiritual director who uses story and theology to shed contemporary light on traditional Scriptural texts. Virginia has been an educator in the United States and Taiwan, a blogger for the USCCB, a regular columnist for Global Sisters Report, and a frequent presenter at retreat centers and parishes across the country. She has an M.A. in Pastoral Studies from Aquinas Institute and currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, serving as Director of Spiritual Formation in Mission and Identity at Saint Louis University. Retreat attendees will receive a copy of Virginia’s book, Gifts from Friends We’ve Yet to Meet, published by Liturgical Press, October, 2021.