Meeting Our Foremothers: Celebrating the Wisdom Women in our Lives

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In the Scriptures, the figure of Sophia (Wisdom) is a female personification of God’s Presence inviting us into relationship and spiritual growth.  In our own lives, the stories of women, both in Scripture as well as in our personal histories, have been for us sources of wisdom and invitations to grow as women and as members of God’s family.  This retreat will be an invitation to celebrate the wisdom women who went before us and to recognize the you bring to share with others.  Please bring a journal and photographs of the wisdom women in your lives.  (When registering please choose an option of Resident or Commuter.  Resident means you will be staying overnight and need a bed and commuter means you will not be staying overnight and will not need a bed.)

April 24-26, 2020  Starts Friday at 7 PM and ends Sunday at 11 AM

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In the Scriptures, the figure of Sophia (Wisdom) is a female personification of God’s Presence inviting us into relationship and spiritual growth.  In our own lives, the stories of women, both in Scripture as well as in our personal histories, have been for us sources of wisdom and invitations to grow as women and as members of God’s family.  This retreat will be an invitation to celebrate the wisdom legacies of the women who went before us and on whose shoulders we stand today. This will also be a time for each participant to honor her own journey and the gifts she is called to share with others.  Please bring a journal and photographs of the wisdom women in your lives: grandmother, mother, aunt, teacher…so we will celebrate and honor them this weekend. (When registering please choose an option of Resident or Commuter.  Resident means you will be staying overnight and need a bed and commuter means you will not be staying overnight and will not need a bed. )

April 24-26, 2020  Starts Friday at 7 PM and ends Sunday at 11 AM

Mercedes Rojo, OSF, is a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia. She currently works as a psychotherapist at a mental health clinic in Sharon Hill, PA. She also ministers at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA where she offers programs and spiritual direction. Sr. Mercedes received her BA in humanities from LaSalle University and holds master degrees in education and Pastoral Care and Counseling from St. Joseph University and Neumann University. She also holds a Spiritual Direction Certificate form Neumann University. Sister Mercedes has extensive experience as an educator, retreat facilitator and spiritual director. She worked in various private and parochial schools for eighteen years and was the administrator and program coordinator of St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, PA, where she also offered retreats and spiritual direction. Sr. Mercedes was the Disciples in Mission Program Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, writing curriculum and training manuals as well as offering training and mentoring to the program’s faith sharing group leaders.