Discernment Retreat for Women!

The first Discernment Retreat for Women was a wonderful blessing for everyone involved. We gathered on Friday evening at St. Joseph's Convent in Hamilton to begin the retreat with 4 participants. Friday night started with introductions, sharing a bit of singing together, and a short presentation on meditative prayer. Before going to our rooms we shared Night Prayer and a story from "The Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi". Saturday morning started at 8am with a Holy Hour in the beautiful chapel of St. Joseph's Convent. There is nothing more enjoyable than sharing the first moments of the day with the Lord exposed in the Blessed Sacrament. The day continued with conferences, meals, prayers, and private meetings with the Retreat Director. The highlight of the evening was an opportunity to share a meal with Religious Sisters from different Communities, to hear their stories and to share their love of God. I walked away from that evening being convinced that Sisters Rock! The retreat ended on Sunday at lunch. Thank you to the 4 ladies that participated. I hope that there will be more women interested in joining our next retreat for women in March!

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