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A Day with the Women Doctors of the Church

April 10, 2018 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Title: A Day with the Women Doctors of the Church

Four women have been named Doctors of the Church: Saints Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, Therese of Lisieux, and Hildegard of Bingen. These women's writings and insights have contributed significantly to the teachings of the Church. Come join us as we explore the lives of these holy women, their virtue, their mysticism, and their surrender to Christ.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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Retreat Masters:


Mrs. Mary McKeon

Mary McKeon is a member of Bellarmine's ministry staff, a spiritual director, and coordinator of women's ministry.  Mary is a graduate of Marquette University.  She taught school in Milwaukee's inner city before moving to Washington, DC to work for the United States Senate.  She and her late husband have a daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons who are the joy of her life.  Mary received her training as a spiritual/retreat director at the Jesuits' Manresa Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, MI, where she served on the ministry team and became their first Director of Women's Ministry.  In 2014, Mary was the second person to be honored with Manresa's Lifetime Achievement Award.


Rachel Forton

Rachel Forton currently serves as Marketing and Retreat Coordinator for Bellarmine. She is a graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa and has a BA in Theology and Public Relations with a minor in Catholic Studies. Rachel's past ministry experience includes coordinating and facilitating Kairos high school retreats, Antioch college retreats, and leading small group Bible studies. In addition to her retreat ministry, Rachel also served as a volunteer and Young Professionals Board Member for PHD Counseling Center in Inverness, IL prior to its closing this fall.