Sorrows of Mary, Sorrows of the World

May 19-21, 2017

Cost: $185

During this weekend of reflection, we will forge a deeper relationship with Mary, mother of Jesus and mother of us all who share a common humanity.

Elements of our retreat will be the following:

  • Input on Mary, Mother of Sorrows, connecting the seven biblical sorrow of Mary with the sorrows of the world
  • Time for private prayer, reflection, walking, journaling, simply being
  • Communal prayer in the morning and evening, including Eucharistic liturgy as offered at St. Anthony’s
  • Opportunities for short, private conversations with the retreat director.

This retreat begins with check-in on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The evening meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. The retreat concludes with the noon meal on Sunday. The cost includes private overnight accommodations, six delicious buffet meals, and program fees.

Maureen McDonnell, OP

Maureen grew up on a farm in north-central Illinois, the eldest of five children. She attended Edgewood College in Madison, which moved her in the direction of joining the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa. She has been a teacher and college campus minister for most of her adult life. Since her retirement in 2009, she has engaged in individual spiritual guidance, retreat ministry, and a number of volunteer opportunities. She sees her work in the world now as contemplation, moving into action on behalf of peace, based on justice.