We’re excited about the upcoming Day Retreat for Women with Emily Jaminet to be held here at the Marian Center on Saturday, July 21!
Emily Jaminet is author of The Friendship Project, the Catholic Woman’s Guide to Making and Keeping Fabulous Faith-Filled Friends.
In the book, Emily (and her friend and co-author Michele Faehnle) explore the cardinal and theological virtues with an eye toward friendship.
Focusing on faith, hope, love, prudence, gratitude, loyalty, generosity, and prayerfulness, they help us answer questions such as, “What does it mean to be women of hope, and how does that change our lives and make us more compassionate friends during difficult times?” and “How does prayerfulness teach us how to listen to and talk with both God and our friends, which helps us reach out to those we love?”
Here’s what Sister John Dominic, O.P., said about the book:
“We live in a technology-driven world where people are instantly connected, yet in our own personal lives, we often feel isolated and alone. The Friendship Project is an inspiring and uplifting answer to how we can be internally connected and equipped to form lasting friendships—first with God and second with others. It underscores the truth that happiness lies in living a virtuous life.”
“I love the richness of The Friendship Project. Not only the inspiration of friend-saints, but also the the practical takeaways!! You hit a home run on this one!”
Author Colleen Carroll Campbell said of the book:
“A compelling case for the lost art of spiritual friendship.”
Sounds like this is EXACTLY the kind of retreat you will want to bring your friends along with!
Here’s the schedule of events for Saturday, July 21:
10:00 a.m. Rosary
10:30 a.m. Talk #1:
How to See Christ in Meaningful Moments Throughout Your Busy Day and Not Live on Spiritual Crumbs!
11:30 a.m. Lunch & socializing
1:00 p.m. Talk #2:
The Friendship Project: A Guide to Building Authentic Relationships
Cost: Your donations to the Marian Center allow us to host this event at no charge. A free-will offering to cover expenses and for lunch is requested. Bring your friends for a great day of faith and fellowship!