December 5, 2017 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women
The story of Jesus' birth is a familiar one, but how much do you know about the three wise women in the story? Join us for a day of reflection as we pray with Jesus' mother, Mary; Mary's cousin, Elizabeth; and the prophetess, Anna. Each wise woman of the Nativity story reveals something about God and something about our true nature as women.
Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)
Please call the office at 847-381-1261 to register for this retreat.
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, granddaughter, 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 currently serves as Marketing 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 ministry experience includes coordinating and facilitating Kairos high school retreats, Antioch college retreats, and leading small group Bible studies. In Dubuque, she coordinated a nondenominational faith-sharing ministry for a low-income senior citizens home. She is currently an intern in Bellarmine's Spiritual Direction Training Program. Rachel lives in Palatine, Illinois with her husband and daughter.