15 sisters in their 40s from 11 congregations and 12 countries came together for a weekend at the CSJ house in Seal Beach, CA. Sisters were energized and touched by wisdom and love.
Are you a Sister in her 40s? REGISTER for our 40s Retreat, August 5 – 7, 2016.
Join us for a weekend of prayer, conversation and laughter at the Giving Voice Biennial 40s Retreat in North Lake, Washington (just outside of Seattle). Registration Fees (includes registration, overnight accommodation and meals) are $200.
I was recently lamenting to a kind ear: "In my ministry I am a well-respected professional, and among my peers, I am a well-informed and in-tune Gen Xer. However, when I get back to community, I am deemed the 'young one.' At the age of 45, I am equated to a young adult, just beginning to develop myself into adulthood." But then again, sisters in their 60's are considered 'young' as well! Something about this picture just doesn't seem right.
For the first time Giving Voice sisters in their 40's gathered together for a retreat on August 1-3, 2014. Our gathering was held at neighboring lake houses of the Sisters of Providence and the Congregation of the Sisters of St.Joseph of Peace near Seattle, Washington. Representing 16 congregations from California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Mexico, and England, many sisters travelled far to reach the holy ground of NorthLake but once together, we happily formed a new Giving Voice "40 somethings" circle.