Friday, February 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM CST
Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM CST

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Marytown - National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe 
1600 West Park Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048

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Rose Weismann 
St. Francis de Sales 

2019 St. Francis de Sales Women's Retreat 


This retreat is at capacity! If you are still interested in joining us, please reach out to Rose Weismann directly 847-975-8005 or email at rose.weismann@gmail.com


Women of all ages are invited to attend our Annual Women's Retreat from February 1-3, 2019 at beautiful Marytown in Libertyville. This year's topic is "Love Notes - How to Build Your Personal Relationship with Jesus." This year's presenter will be Father Britto Berchmans, Former Associate Pastor at St. Anne’s in Barrington and current Pastor of St. Paul of the Cross Parish. Father Britto Berchmans envisions the ideal Catholic parish to be a community of disciples who seek to live the example of Jesus as defined in our Catholic tradition.

He holds Master’s degrees in Physics, Journalism and Systematic Theology, and a Doctorate in Mass
Communications. His ministerial priorities include nurturing Catholic education and the religious formation of children and young people, making faith accessible to today’s Catholic and strengthening Christian marriage and family life.

Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981. We look forward to having Father Britto lead us in our journey of deepening our relationship with Jesus!

Join us Friday afternoon (4 p.m.), February 1 through Sunday, February 3 (until 1 p.m.), 2019 at Marytown to understand these concepts: How to read God’s handwriting; The steps to building a relationship with Jesus; The need for forgiveness; Understanding prayer; Serving the Christ among us; Our call to be happy.

Dinner is provided on Friday evening. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on Saturday. Brunch is provided on Sunday. 

If you wish to enjoy a massage at the retreat, you MUST pre-pay for this option in advance.

Tentative Agenda

Friday Night:
3 p.m. Check-in
4 p.m. Presentation
5:30 p.m. Pizza and Salad Dinner
6:30 p.m. Rosary
7 p.m. Presentation
8 p.m. Small Group Time
9:30 p.m. Fellowship

7:30 a.m. Mass 2nd Floor Chapel
8 a.m. Check-in
8:20 a.m. Breakfast
9:15 a.m. Presentation
10:15 a.m. Small Group Time
11 a.m. Presentation
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 to 5 p.m. Free Time (Reconciliation, pre-paid massage, Adoration, rest)
5 p.m. Dinner
6:15 p.m. Presentation
7:30 p.m. Small Group Time
8:30 p.m. Sharing Activity
9:15 p.m. Fellowship

9 a.m. Mass in Marytown Chapel
10 a.m. Brunch
11 a.m. Presentation
11:45 a.m. Small Group Time
12:30 p.m. Closing Ritual
1 p.m. Ending