Advent Getaway for Women Only

Paul Keggington

December 07, 2008

img_4946.jpgYoung women abandoned all other plans to retreat with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in Manitowoc, WI on December 5-7, 2008. Sounds like mission impossible at this time of the year? Not really. Delving into mystery, the retreatants were prompted by God and made a choice to learn about the art of intimacy, contemplated the Blessed Mother’s life and focused on the season of Advent’s rich symbolism in communal and individual prayer experiences.

img_4961.jpgOther weekend highlights included:

  • Evening lake-side bonfire
  • Campfire conversation with Sister Marcolette Madden, OSF and Sister Caritas Marie Le Claire, OSF
  • Solitude balanced with sharing with others
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Hiking in snow-covered trails
  • Music Outreach at Saturday Evening Eucharist- St. Michael Parish, Whitelaw, WI
  • One on one time with young women who are in the process of becoming Franciscan Sisters
  • Sunday Eucharist and Morning Prayer with the Sisters
  • Reflection on the Advent readings
  • Healthy, plentiful meals

If you feel like you have read about these getaways before, you have. There are two more retreats planned February 20-22 and May 29-31, 2009.

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