Thursday, March 09, 2017

Lenten Retreat at The Woods

Church of the Immaculate Conception
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

Starting tomorrow I will be on retreat at Saint Mary-or-the-Woods.  The Sisters of Providence have been in Indiana since 1842 when Saint Mother Theodore Guerin set foot in these lovely woods.  The Woods is a place of serenity, peace and quiet.  Yes, and it is the campus of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.  It is an amazing place and I am so excited to be able to spend time there with the sisters and other associates. 

I will make my retreat in HOPE.  I'm not sure what I am hoping for but then that is the reason I am making a retreat.  I pray the Holy Spirit will guide me and that I have the willingness to listen.

"But our hope is in the providence of God
which has protected us until the present, 
and which will provide, somehow,
for our future needs. . ."
Saint Mother Theodore


Hope is in the Spirit
Companion on the journey
He is counselor

Thanks be to God!


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  1. Praying that you have a successful and blessed retreat.

    God bless.

  2. Enjoy your time of meditation and communion.

  3. We all need a companion on the journey. You have found one who will never leave you or forsake you.

  4. May you find discernment for you at the retreat as well as peace within ~ trust ~ thanks,

    Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

  5. dear pilgrim! welcome home to haiku my heart-it has been a long time since we have enjoyed your company and haiku. thank you for sharing journey of hope. knowing that your will be in this peaceful cloister shares your peace with all who are seeking. i am blessed by your spirit.

  6. Hello Cathy! It is so lovely to see you and visit you here once again! Blessings on your retreat, may your spirit be filled and your walks with God be deep and meaningful and full of hope and understanding. Until next time, may the peace of God be with you. XO

  7. Sounds like a wonderful place. I must ask my son if he and his wife have been there.


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