Monastery News Page
January 20, 2015

A Weekend Focused on Peace

      On January 16th through the 19th, Fr. John Martin Shimkus facilitated a retreat at St. Mary’s Retreat House, just a few miles away from our monastery.  The theme for the prayerful event was “God’s Gift and Promise of Peace”.  The 28 women who participated in the retreat were women were mostly from the parish of Our Lady of La Salette (Berkley Michigan).  The group was lead in the exploration and prayerful reflection on how to grow in the peace of Christ within oneself and in the context of personal relationships through the Holy Spirit. 
     St. Mary’s Retreat House offers many retreats and days of reflection throughout the year to women and to mixed groups.  For further information on their excellent programs, please visit them at

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