We had our planning meeting on Friday. The theme for this year’s St. Therese Discernment Retreat is Mary, Mother of Evangelization, taken from Evangelii Gaudium.
So far, there will be four religious communities helping with the retreat.
- the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception (fondly known of as the Heading Avenue Franciscans)
- the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary
- the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation
- the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
It should be a prayerful and fun time, and a great way to help young women to discern their vocation in life.
The retreat will include supper on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and overnight accommodations at Nazareth House Retreat Center.
Begins: 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 5, 2014
Ends: 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014
Place: Nazareth House Retreat Center, Henry, IL
Cost: $50 until August 30, $60 after [Scholarships available, call Sister Rose Therese at (309) 655-2645]
For more information call (309) 655-2645
2014 St Therese Registration Form – Adult
2014 St Therese Registration Form – Minor
Yes, we have a date for this year’s vocation discernment retreat.
Mark your Calendar! The St. Therese Discernment Retreat will be Friday, September 5 – Saturday September 6, 2014.
Here are some pictures from last year.
The retreat is almost here. Hope you’ll be able to join us.
Just a little info about the retreat.
There will be Liturgy of the Hours, Adoration and Benendiction, Confessions, Holy Mass and Rosary. There will be talks about prayer and discernment, vocations and religious life and on the spousal/motherly aspect of religious life. We’ll also have some fun. If the weather cooperates we’ll have a bonfire.
If you know any young women who might like to attend, please send them a link to this site.
Also, please pray for those who will be on the retreat. Discerning your vocation can be a little frightening and we know the devil is always trying to dissuade us from following God’s will.
I hope you’ll be able to join us for this year’s retreat.
This year’s retreat will have the theme: Mary, Mother of Faith.
The retreat will begin at 5:00 pm, Friday, September 20, 2013. Please arrive a few minutes earlier to get settled in your room, etc. It will end at 3:00 pm Saturday, September 21, 2013. The retreat is for young, Catholic women who are in their sophomore year in high school up to age 35.
If you are registered on or before September 13th the cost will be $50. This includes Friday supper, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and overnight accommodations at Nazareth House Retreat Center.
Here are the registration forms:
We have a date for the 2013 vocation discernment retreat!
It will be later than it has. It will be September 20-21, 2013.
Hope to see you there.
Yes, we have finally gotten the registration forms ready and I’ll post the brochure as well.
2012 Retreat Brochure
Registration Forms – Minor
Registration Forms – Adult
Sorry, they aren’t set up so that you can complete it online. Maybe next year. The forms should be mailed with the registration fee to Nazareth House Retreat Center. The address is on the first page of the form.
We have a date for the next discernment retreat.
It will be May 18-19, 2012
More details to follow.
Hope to see you there.
Pax et bonum!
The vocation discernment retreat is just around the corner. If you would like to spend some time in prayer and adoration, learn more about vocations, meet some other young women who are serious about their faith and have some fun, please join us.
Is it only for people who think they are called to be sisters or nuns?
No, it is for any young woman who wants to find their vocation, whether it be to the consecrated life, married life or the single life, or for those who just want to learn more about vocations. There will be a focus on religious life because most people don’t know much about it.
What are the age limits?
You must be at least entering into your sophomore year of high school to attend. We haven’t set a maximum but under 40 or so I think would be reasonable for this retreat.
What is the deadline to register?
There is no deadline. The retreat begins in Friday the 17th of June. If there is not time to mail in a check, don’t worry. Just email us(firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Nazareth House Retreat Center to let us know you’re coming. If you can e-mail the registration form, that would help. Otherwise just bring to form with the registration form with you when you come.
What if I can’t afford the registration fee?
Don’t worry about it. Just email or call Nazareth House Retreat Center and let them know.
Make sure to tell your friends about it. It would be really nice to have a big group.
There’s not much time left to register! The time is almost here.
Tell your friends about it. Anyone who is is serious about their faith and wanting to know what God wants of them. There will be time to pray, to talk, to learn, and to play.
We’re looking forward to meeting you.
We have an update on the retreat.
Friday will include:
- Evening Prayer
- Talk – discernment / prayer
- Bonfire (dependent on the weather)/ vocation stories
- Night Prayer
- Morning Prayer
- Adoration with Rosary and an opportunity for confession
- Holy Mass
- Talk – the different vocations
- Talk – religious life
- Community Presentations
- Question and Answer
It’s a pretty full schedule but it should give us a good amount of time for prayer, conversation and fun.