The MCCW Central Regional Retreat will be held at Conception Abbey, MO February 16-19, 2017. The theme is “Listen and Open Your Heart” a practical teaching on recognizing the “motions of our soul” as St. Ignatius of Loyola taught, and learning to discern God’s will in our daily lives with St. Lydia as our heavenly mentor.
“One of them a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth, from the city of Thyatira, a worshipper of God, listened, and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention…”
-Acts 16:14 NAB RE
Most Reverand Bishop Neal Buckon, Episcopal Moderator for MCCW Worldwide
Michelle Nash President, MCCW Worldwide
~An introduction to St. Lydia and how we can model her example on listening and understanding God’s will for us. (MCCW JOF)
~Learning how to listen to God’s will and discern the small and large decisions of daily life. Recognizing the Movements of the Spirits to guide us. (Fr. Daniel Petsche, OSB, Abbey Prior)
~Learning and using the Spiritual Exercises and Rules for Discernment of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Karen Ceckowski, Oblate, Retreat Moderator)
~Discerning Our Military Lifestyle (Lynda MacFarland, Catholic Speaker, Author, 30+ Year Active Duty Spouse)
Silent Auction and Wine Reception For Seminarians
MCCW Journey of Faith Presentation
Candlelight Reconciliation in the Basilica
Illuminated Rosary in the Basilica
Liturgy of the Hours with the Monks of Conception Abbey
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Stations of the Cross
A Visit to the Benedictine Sisters at Clyde to see the Relic Chapel
Cost is in two parts. The Registration Fee payable through this EventBrite AND the Retreat Fee payable to Conception Abbey at the conclusion of the retreat.
1. Registration fee $35 (nonrefundable) payable via Eventbrite due 12/31/16 to cover MCCW administration costs not covered by the retreat fee.
2. $180 for a shared room/$225 for a private room. Includes accommodations, all meals, and retreat fees from 2/16 through 2/19 2016. Transportation not included. The nearest airport is Kansas City Internatiinal. It is a 90min drive to the Abbey, so if you fly, you will need to secure a rental to reach the Abbey. Childcare not provided. Infants welcome.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No ID requirement. All women must be military affiilated and age 18 and over. Women residing or affiliated with the Central Region will be given priority, however all women are encouraged to attend if they cannot attend the Regional Retreat where they reside.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Free Parking at the Abbey
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Transferrable, yes. Refundable, no.