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Registration Closed: Mary & Me: Integrating Mary’s Magnificat (1st session)

6:30pm - 8:00pm   |   retreat

Registration now closed. We hope to see you in the future!

This Retreat will prepare us to be with Mary when she went to visit Elizabeth. It is one way to welcome the Season of Advent. This time will include spiritual readings, quiet time and faith sharing. A book to read for this time is “Two From Galilee” by Marjorie Holmes. Have handy your Journal or Notebook.  You may Sign up for the second session on December 8th! 

No Fee: Free Will Offering Register at link above or call 563-336-8414.

This Retreat will be guided by two women of Faith - Ms. LeiLanie D’Agostino and Sister Linda Greenwood, OSF

Our time together will invite us to imagine what was it like for Mary to discover her experiences of being with child and traveling to visit Elizabeth to share with her their common venture of saying YES to God with an open and loving heart.

LeiLanie and Sr. Linda have been friends for several years. They will share some of their lived experiences of loving Mary from their own spiritual journey. They will use scripture, sections from the book that some of you may be familiar, Two From Galilee by Marjorie Holmes written in l972. If you haven’t read it you might want to in preparation. Have your Journal Book or a Notebook in hand when you come to the retreat.

We will have time to listen, to share, to ponder, to creates lines of our own“Magnificat” as we reflect on our own lives.

You are welcome to see this as a two part journey that will keep you connected to the Spirit of Mary throughout the week. If you can only attend one of the days, we encourage you to come to what you can.

This Retreat will be offered via zoom.  A Free Will Offering is welcome.

Sr Linda Greenwood, OSF   was the director of our community’s House of Prayer in Lowell, MA for 20 years from 1999 - 2019.  My responsibilities included Spiritual Director, Retreat Director, and Director of a Spiritual Direction Training Program. (A collaborative effort between our house of prayer and Cardinal Stritch University.) I also work one day a week at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, MA in their Franciscan Center for Spiritual Direction.

LeiLanie M. D’Agostino is currently the Coordinator of Pastoral Care and Outreach at St. Mary’s in Winchester, MA and the Coordinator of Volunteers at Catholic Charities in Winston Salem, NC. Previously she was a teacher, curriculum developer and the Director of Data for a public-school district in MA.  Beyond career choices that allow LeiLanie to be active, supportive, and enthusiastic with and towards others, LeiLanie is a Spiritual Director and Companion assisting, encouraging, and joining others on their walk with God.  
LeiLanie received her Spiritual Direction Certificate jointly from Merrimack College in Andover, MA and The San Damiano House of Prayer in Lowell, MA, LeiLanie also has a Masters degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, her bachelor’s degree in education from, Boston University. In her free time LeiLanie enjoys her dog, Daisy, her cat Honeybun, and her family and friends. LeiLanie has a strong devotion and feels blessed to be guided and lead by the Blessed Mother, St. Francis, and the Holy Spirit!