A Taste of God’s Grace – June 22, 2013 in Danbury, CT
The summer is here – time to unwind and recharge. We remember to book our vacations, get the kids signed up for summer camp, and even line up our summer reading - but do we give that same attention to recharging our Spiritual life?
How have you embraced this Year of Faith to grow closer to God, learn something new about the Catholic Faith, or opened your life to the abundant Grace God wants to pour into your life? Here is a unique opportunity to do all of that and infinitely more!
Catholic author and EWTN Host Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, will present engaging talks, drawing from her friendship with Bl. Mother Teresa, which will encourage you to discover and use your own God-given gifts. These gifts (you may be amazed at what you discover you have to offer) can be used to serve "Jesus in the distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor" in your own life; ultimately imparting a deep and abiding peace and joy to your heart and soul.
Continuing to look at God's gifts ... Catholic author and CatholicMom.com TechTalk contributor, Allison Gingras, explores the role of the Sacraments in our daily lives. You mean there is more to just checking them off our Catholic to-do list? How do we live an authentically Catholic life in the midst of bills, laundry, career and the demands of a variety of different relationships? All while answering the question – what does Grace have to do with it?
The retreat day is just $40.00 and conveniently located at the Holiday Inn in Danbury/Bethel, Ct. from 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday, June 22nd, which includes lunch and an opportunity to socialize with others and shop for books and resources from the authors and the Daughters of St. Paul.
Visit: http://www.reconciledtoyou.com/events to register or call 508-243-1133 for more information. *Special DRE, Principal and Group discounts available.
A special opportunity to shop as well, with the Daughters of St. Paul Mobile Books and Media Store!! Also for sale that day will be all of Donna-Marie's wonderful books, including her newest book, "Rooted in Love: Our Calling as Catholic Women".
Need more than just a day away?? Stay Friday night and wake refreshed for the retreat, stay Saturday instead of driving home extending the pampering...or for an extra special treat stay all weekend!
SPECIAL ROOM RATES...To make a reservation call: 203-792-4000.
Use code: RTY to receive special event $79/night room rate
Book Early for the best ticket prices and bring a friend!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY BIRD SPECIAL... $35 before May 24th
Want to save even more!! Purchase 10 or more for only $30 per ticket
Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is an award-winning author and journalist, speaker, and the EWTN television host of Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms, which she created. A Catholic wife and mother of five, Donna-Marie was noted as one of the Top Ten Most Fascinating Catholics in 2009 by Faith & Family Live. She enjoyed a decade-long friendship with Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. For many years her spiritual director was Servant of God John A. Hardon, S.J., who also served as one of Mother Teresa's spiritual directors.
Donna-Marie was invited by the Holy See in 2008 to participate in an international congress for women at the Vatican to mark the twentieth anniversary of the apostolic letter Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women). She received apostolic blessings from Blessed Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI on her books and work and a special blessing from Pope John Paul II for her work with Blessed Mother Teresa.
Donna-Marie is the author of numerous books on faith and family, including Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers, The Heart of Motherhood, Catholic Saints Prayer Book, A Catholic Woman’s Book of Prayers, Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship, Prayerfully Expecting: A Nine Month Novena for Mother’s To Be (with a foreword by Mother Teresa), Embracing Motherhood, Grace Café, Rooted in Love: Our Calling as Catholic Women, My Confirmation Book, Catholic Mom’s Café, and The Domestic Church: Room by Room. She has been featured by Zenit news and Rome Reports, and is a frequent guest on EWTN's Bookmark, Faith & Culture, and Vatican Insider. Watch for Donna-Marie’s new upcoming EWTN television show, “Catholic Mom’s Café.” Learn more at: www.donnacooperoboyle.com
Catholic writer and inspirational speaker. Her book, "Three Persons, One God: Growing in Relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit" encourages readers to reconcile their idea of God, with that which is taught us in Scripture and Tradition. This book is perfect for individual or small group study, to celebrate the Year of Faith declared by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
Allison founded Reconciled To You (RTY) in 2009. RTY seeks to awaken our response to God's abounding gift of Grace by cultivating a Sacramental life. This is primarily done through social media, presentations and retreats (currently on the themes of Forgiveness, Trust, Answering Our Yes to God, and Living a Sacramental Life).
Allison contributes a bi-weekly column for TechTalk on Catholicmom.com - reviewing Android Apps and Technology as it relates to the Catholic Faith. Her newest writing project is called, 'Our Yes To God', the book tells the amazing story of the adoption of her deaf daughter from China, a story that brings testimony to the power of God's Grace in an ordinary life!
To learn more about Allison, and Reconciled To You visit: www.reconciledtoyou.com
When & Where
Reconciled to You
Church of St Mary http://www.stmarybethel.org/
Sunday 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 5:30pm
Saturday 8am, 5:30pm
Church of St Peter
- Saturday Vigil – 5:00 p.m.
- Brazilian Mass – 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday – 7:30, 9:00
- Children's Liturgy and Choir, 10:30 a.m. with Adult Choir and
- 12:00 Noon Spanish Mass – 5:30 p.m.
Brazilian Mass – 7:30 p.m.
Rooms at the HOLIDAY INN have been priced at a special rate for Conference attendees!! Use our special group code -RTY- when booking your room. Room Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 203-792-4000.