ST. LAURENCE WOMEN’S RETREAT 2012
SEASONS OF THE HEART; MAIDEN, MOTHER, MENTOR
Our Women's Retreat theme this year is “Seasons of the Heart: Maiden, Mother Mentor” and the Women's Retreat Team would like to invite you to come join us, September, 7-9, 2012, in the serenity and beauty of Camp Allen in Navasota ,Texas.
Mary, in our Catholic Faith, is the epitome of holiness. She is the Archetype for wisdom gleaned through the different stages of a woman's life as maiden, mother and mentor.
Unfolding within.... our own life's journey strives to emulate Mary by examining not only the seasons of her heart but also by reflecting upon what she has to teach us through her continuous fiat to God and the roles she transitioned through in her own life. Mary symbolizes an openness, emptiness and a willingness to receive. And yet, not only Mary, but God has also called forth other Holy Women into our lives; gifts, jewels from above who can assist us through the various stages of our faith.
In 1Peter 3:3-4, God's word tells us, “Your adornment must not be merely external... but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.” Come explore with us as we discover and celebrate the seasons tucked within our own hearts.
The weekend includes presentations, Small group faith sharing, quiet reflective time, campfire stories, adoration, Mass and fellowship. Registration for this year's retreat begins Monday, May 14,
at the Religious Education Center and has openings for 66 women. The team and I are delighted to plan this for YOU, the women of St. Laurence. We look with joy for you to join us at “Seasons of the Heart; Mary, Mother, Mentor.”
Your sister in Christ,
Spiritual Direction Ministry Coordinator & Chaplain