Women’s Retreat
October 3, 2020

Change, Transition, Transformation:
Dynamics of What God is Doing During These Difficult Times


The Covid19 pandemic has imposed a new way of life for all of us; added turmoil in our cities and country increase our fear and uncertainty. The impact of these conditions is and will have far-reaching effects.  What affects you the most?  What is the most challenging change you have had to make?  What will our lives and our world look like a year or two from now?  You may even be asking yourself “where is God in all of this?” or “What is God doing?” or “Does God really care?”

During this retreat, our presenter, Marian Love, will invite us to consider the personal impact these times are having on us, our families and friends, our faith communities, and our faith. We will look at Ruth and Naomi, two women of the Old Testament who went through many challenging events and transitions together. Through each challenge they were transformed by God in new ways, giving them what they needed to move forward. Can they be role models for us?  Marian will use the book:

The Story of Ruth: Twelve Moments in Every Woman’s Life by Joan Chittister.

Our retreat leader:  Marian Love

With 25+ years of spiritual direction, retreat work, and adult faith formation programs, Marian is passionate about helping seekers discover God within themselves and their life experiences. Trained in Ignation Spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, Marian also holds a Masters in Pastoral Studies and Graduate Spiritual Direction Certificate from Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO.

Our retreat logistics:

The retreat will be from 9 AM – 11:45 AM both on Zoom and in person if we are allowed in the church.

Marian will lead three 20 minute sessions.  Each session will be followed by 10 minutes of guided individual reflection and then 15 minutes of small group sharing in Zoom chat room.

We encourage you to begin your day at 8 AM online in Morning Prayer at 8 AM with Father Tom Albinson. We will include the Morning Prayer link with the retreat link.

Fee: Thanks to the generosity of the Jan Torrisi Mokwa fund the retreat is free.

RSVP to Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org. Please provide your name, email address and your mailing address.