"It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving."
"We cannot all do great things, but we can all do small things with great love."
~ Mother Teresa
On Saturday I had the blessed good fortune to spend my day with more than eighty Godly women at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, right here in Tucson.
The theme for this retreat was "Sacred Sisterhood." How better to start the Retreat, or any day for that matter, then with Mass! The music, Scripture readings, and Father Richard's homily were all about sisterhood, which spoke so deeply to me.
Following Mass, we were treated to a delicious breakfast (sorry...forgot to take pictures!!) . We enjoyed a variety of homemake drop biscuits, fresh fruit salad, yogurt, and homemade granola. The gentlemen from the parish spoiled us as they cooked, served, and cleaned up this morning feast!
Thank you to Ron Russell for being Top Chef! You and your team were amazing!!
|Chef Ron with Dave, one of the many helpers.|
Following breakfast, Janet gave us something to think about ~ Cairns.
If you are a hiker, you're probably familiar with the term. If not, click here before reading further....
Janet was so inspiring and we each got to make our own cairn, relating to our direction in life...
|my very own cairn holds special meaning for me|
TC shared a moving, personal story of sisterhood ~
Given a prompt, we then engaged in discussion with the sisters at our individual tables...
|Sue and Judith|
|Barbara, Alma, and Agnes|
|Terri and Marty|
Terri was already a sister ~ she was my Principal at my first teaching job! How blessed I am to have these women in my life...
Time was given to journaling and prayer ~ somehow, the day just flew by ~ and before we knew, it was lunchtime! Returning from the Chapel to find this yummy and beautiful spread at our places.
The latter part of the day was devoted to decorating the Composition notebooks which were our journals, and my "raison d'etre" for being part of this Retreat.
I was a guest presenter and led the ladies in putting the crowing glory touches to the precious, sacred thoughts which this simple notebook held.
|my Life journal|
Here are the amazing ladies who made this possible!! Thank YOU!!
|Bette, Helen, Anna, Marianne, TC, Renie, Sue, Janet|
We closed our day with a powerful ceremony ~ each bringing our own light into the world....
|my little light ~ I let it shine!|
If you click here, you can enjoy the beautiful song we experienced....
Thank you for your love, friendship, and sharing with me...you are blessed and priceless!