Holiness for Moms
Saturday reflection for Moms of Young People
with Fr. Benjamin Holdren
Holiness is for everyone. In every phase of life. (Seriously).
Parenting young children comes with a lot of rewards, but, turns out, it’s also really hard. And demanding. And compounding the fact that sometimes you literally have no minutes during the day when someone doesn’t NEED SOMETHING DESPERATELY, it’s hard to get away on retreat and reconnect with Jesus.
I get it.
So we made this retreat to be manageable. It’s one day. Bring your baby (leave your big kids with dad or grandma or a babysitter). Bring a pack n play. We may or may not have some grandmas on hand to help rock babies, but I can promise that no one will give you the stink eye if your baby cries or you need to nurse or pump or whatever.
Fr. Ben Holdren is going to be the leader of the retreat and he’s going to address these questions of “what am I doing with my life?” “What if parenting isn’t my all time favorite life thing?” “What is my identity now that this is what I’m doing?” And “How can I pray even in the midst of these crazy years?”
There will be time for Mass, confession, silent-ish prayer time, rest, and community. I hope you can join us.
Retreat will be Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm at the Good Counsel Retreat Center in Waverly (just outside of Lincoln) and will include lunch and snacks.
This retreat will be capped per regulations at the time of the retreat, and the group will be split into two parts for lunch. We will be following state and county DHMs at the time the retreat takes place.
Feel free to email Marilyn Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.