2020 Women’s Retreat–Women in Prayer

2020 Women's Retreat--Women in Prayer @ Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center
When:
March 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – March 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
2020-03-20T18:00:00-05:00
2020-03-22T12:00:00-05:00
Where:
Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center

Learn what the Bible teaches us about deepening our relationship with God. During this weekend of prayer and reflection, retreatants are invited to experience prayer from a biblical perspective. The weekend includes opportunities for silent, meditative, liturgical, sung and traditional prayer. The recorded prayers of women such as Hannah, Esther, Judith and Mary will be explored. Retreatants also have the opportunity to reflect on and pray some of the psalms and other Old and New Testament canticles. The weekend includes short conferences as well on what the Old Testament, Paul and Jesus in the Gospels teach about prayer. Celebrations of the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist are scheduled. There is an opportunity for abbreviated spiritual direction sessions for those who wish.

Women’s Spring Retreat Schedule
Friday, March 20, 2020
6:00 p.m……..Arrive and Settle In
7:00 p.m……..Welcome and Introductions (Angela Room)
7:15 p.m……..Opening Reflection, Prayer and Social
Saturday, March 21, 2020
7:40 a.m……..(Optional) Contemplative Prayer (Chapel)
8:00 a.m……..Breakfast
8:45 a.m……..Morning Prayer: Liturgy of the Hours ………(Chapel)
9:00 a.m…….Prayer I: Women’s Prayers in the Bible
9:30 a.m……..Journaling Exercise … Meditation
10:05 a.m……Break
10:20 a.m……Table Sharing
11:00 a.m……Mass (Chapel)
12:00 p.m……Lunch
1:00 p.m……..Sacrament of Reconciliation (Chapel)
2:30 p.m……..Opportunity for Individual Spiritual ………Direction until 4 p.m.
4:00 p.m…….Prayer II: Introduction to the Psalms
4:30 p.m……..Group Prayer Exercise
5:00 p.m……..Supper
6:00 p.m…….Prayer III: What Jesus Says About Prayer
6:45 p.m……..Meditation… Sharing… Mini Break
7:30 p.m……..Evening Prayer… Group Prayer/Sharing….Heart Prayer (Chapel)
Sunday, March 22, 2020
7:40 a.m……..(Optional) Centering Prayer (Chapel)
8:00 a.m……..Breakfast
8:45 a.m……..Morning Prayer: Songs (Chapel)
9:00 a.m……Prayer IV: Praying in Hard Times and …….Other Bible Lessons
9:45 a.m……..Prayer Exercise and Sharing
11:00 a.m……Sunday Mass (Motherhouse Chapel)
11:45 a.m……Retreat Closing (Angela Room)
12:00 p.m……Lunch and Departure

The cost for the retreat weekend is $190 or $90 for commuters. There is a 10% discount if you register before February 20th. 

About the Retreat Director:

Sister Cheryl Clemons, OSU, was most recently Vice President for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean at Brescia University in Owensboro, Ky. She has twice served her community, the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, in leadership, most recently as assistant congregational leader (2004-2010). Sister Cheryl is a former faculty member of Brescia and adjunct professor in the Hesburgh Sabbatical Program at the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. She has taught a variety of theology, liturgy, spirituality and biblical courses, including Women in Christian Tradition and Women’s Spirituality. She also speaks regularly to RCIA and adult education groups. Sister Cheryl holds a doctorate from The Catholic University of America in historical theology systematics, with minors in women’s theology and medieval church history. Register for 2020 Women’s Retreat 

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