Heather's invitation to the retreat:

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Friday March 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM PDT
Sunday March 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM PDT

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Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center
4700 SW Dash Point Road
Federal Way, WA 98023

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$199 per-person (private single room)
$165 per-person (shared room with one bed)
$165 per-person (Commuter Rate)

Price includes all presentations, six meals, and two nights in a comfortable room with private bath. Commuter Rate includes all meals and presentations, but does not include a room.  Scholarships are available. Retreat payments are non-refundable.


The retreat will begin on Friday evening, starting with dinner. You are welcome to arrive any time between 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Dinner at 6:00 PM). The retreat will end at 1:00 PM on Sunday following lunch. Special dietary requirements will be gladly met if you make your needs known to our kitchen staff.

Questions? Please Contact:

Helen Nguyen, Welcoming Coordinator
Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center
(206) 748-7991

*This retreat is currently full for overnight accommodations!  However, we invite you to register as a Commuter for $165 per person, or you may contact our Welcoming Coordinator, Helen, to have your name placed on the waiting list:   (206) 274-3130  or  

*For an alternative Lenten Retreat, we suggest our "Palm Sunday Silent Retreat" (March 27-29), led by Fr. Jordan Bradshaw, O.P. 
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On Fire for the Light

Women's Lenten Retreat

Led by:  Heather King

We followers of Christ are both squarely in the center and called forever to pilgrimage toward the periphery of our neighbors, our belief, and ourselves. Lent is the season to reflect upon the radical message of the Gospels, and the light of Christ, for which we long.

Do we have the gift of desperation? Are we selling all we have to follow Him? Do we hunger and thirst for the Great Physician who reminds us: "Healthy people don't need a doctor; sick people do?"

Author, speaker, and Magnificat contributor Heather King will interweave the story of her own holy longing with an invitation to a deeper journey toward Christ's eternal light, particularly through the spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux. 

About Ms. King:

Heather King is an essayist, memoirist, and blogger. Raised on the coast of New Hampshire, she struggled with alcoholism for many years, got sober in 1987, and converted to Catholicism in 1996.  She has written and recorded slice-of-life commentaries for National Public Radio’s "All Things Considered" and is the author of numerous essays and several memoirs, among them Parched; Redeemed; Shirt of Flame: A Year with St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Stripped: Cancer, Culture, and the Cloud of Unknowing.

King is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (1977) and Suffolk University Law School (1984). She lives in Los Angeles and blogs at Heather King: Mystery, Smarts, Laughs.  She also writes a weekly column on the interior life for Aleteia, and a weekly column on arts, culture and faith for Tidings, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of L.A.

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