The Well

A Morning Retreat for Women at OLPH

Adult women of all ages are invited to join their sisters in Christ at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for a Saturday morning retreat series titled “The Well,” a place to gather and find physical, emotional, and spiritual refreshment. These mornings will feature breakfast and fellowship time, a talk and reflection, and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

Participants may attend 8:15 am Daily Mass beforehand if they desire.
Donations are welcome to offset the cost of food, speakers, and music ministry.

The next Well event is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2022, 9:00am – 12:00 noon

With Rachel Harkins Ullman, Executive Director of the GIVEN Institute, will be with us to share her talk “Calling All Women – How to Lead with Femininity.”

More About Our Sep 24, Guest Speaker

Embracing the Call to Leadership and Navigating Discrimination in the Workforce as a Catholic Mother - The Catholic WomanRachel serves as the Executive Director of The GIVEN Institute, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to activate the gifts of young adult women for the Church and for the world. Before joining GIVEN, Rachel worked in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for over twelve years, supporting parishes and schools with their advancement efforts. Rachel has also taught theology courses in Catholic schools and served as Campus Minister at Mount de Sales Academy under the leadership of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. She is a graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she majored in Theology and Catechetics and obtained her Masters in Education Administration from Johns Hopkins University. Rachel is a harpist and has traveled to Australia, Israel, and all over Europe (favorite cities being Rome, Lourdes, and Fatima). Her greatest source of joy is her husband, Tony, and her children, Evangeline, Cooper, and Theodore.

Save the Date: Dec 10 is Our Next Well Retreat Opportunity

The Well, An Advent, Evening Retreat for Women

The Lord hears the cry of the poor: The grace of receptivity in desert times

 Join us Saturday, December 10, from 6:30-9:00 pm for fellowship, reflection, and holy hour.

Our own Stephanie Rosensteel will be with us to share about maintaining prayer and perseverance through the “deserts” life brings. As Israel waited for their Messiah, how can we remain hopeful and receptive to the Lord in times of longing and desolation?

Wine will be available for those who are over 21; please bring any additional beverages you’d prefer.

The Well, Advent Speaker, Stephanie Rosensteel

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More About Our May 14, 2022 Guest Speaker

Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P., a Dominican Sister of the Congregation of Saint Cecilia, has spent over two decades joyfully sharing the teaching ministry of Christ, serving students in elementary school through college. After completing a Masters’s in Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Sister was blessed to study in Rome, earning her doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. Sister Mary Madeline writes on spiritual and moral theology, including contributions to the books Promise and Challenge, Beautiful Mercy, and Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter. Her articles have been published in The Catechetical Review, the National Catholic Register, and Evangelization and Culture. She served at three World Youth Days and has offered retreats and conference talks across the USA, Canada, Italy, and Australia. Sister is a member of the Catholic Women’s Forum and serves on the Board of Directors for the GIVEN Institute. Sister Mary Madeline currently teaches philosophy at Mount de Sales Academy in Baltimore, Maryland, where she finds joy in helping the next generation of young women discover the beauty of who they are in Christ.

Download the speaker-provided handouts, which include prompts for guided prayer.