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Befriending the American Women Saints

October 8, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Title: Befriending the American Women Saints

Come meet some remarkable women saints from our own country: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and others. These were women of courage, strength, perseverance, and a deep, abiding faith. Join us to explore their inspiring stories and reflect on their relevance for our lives today.

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 Dubuque, she coordinated a nondenominational faith-sharing ministry for a low-income senior citizens home. In addition to her retreat ministry, Rachel is a Young Professionals Board Member for Journeys: The Road Home, a nonprofit serving those experiencing or at risk for homelessness in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.