Stella Maris
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Every 3rd Thursday of the month (Sept. to June)
Prayer Shawl - and Sundry - Ministry

Knitters and crocheters will gather once again from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  New members, experienced as well as inexperienced, are most welcome to join this group.  A common project done for others will be determined by the group.  Please join us with your talents, time, and ideas for creating some morale boosters for some unsuspecting recipients—of your choice.  At the same time, you yourself will be enriched by the support of one another and community is created and shared.

For additional information or questions please contact Sister Concetta at the retreat center.

Offering: free will 3rd Annual Oktoberfest

A Day at the Lake
Presented by Sister Patricia Larkin, OSF, Co-Program Director
Wednesday, September 24,
Wednesday, October 1,
Monday, November 3,
Monday, December 8

We can see glimpses of God reflected in the beauty of nature if we but stop and look. Give yourself the gift of time to step apart and quiet down.

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Offering: $35.00 Noel Retreat #1

October 17 to 19
The Return of the Prodigal Son
Presented by Sister Concetta Fabo, OSF

This retreat may well be called, “The Merciful Father.” Both sons, not just the prodigal, received a superabundant gift of mercy from the all-embracing love of the father. A reproduction of Rembrandt’s masterpiece, The Return of the Prodigal Son, will be reflected upon and used for prayer with this beautiful and powerful parable of Jesus. The question is: Am I open to discover which son/daughter I am? Do I find myself in each character?


Offering: $150.00 Noel Retreat #1

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Veterans Day Luncheon
While our gratitude to all veterans, living and deceased, is not limited to one day of the year, we do celebrate our veterans on this day. We would like to express our love, respect and gratitude for the tremendous sacrifices made by those who served in the military to keep us safe and protect our country with its bounty of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. We will honor our veterans who have given so freely to each and every person in this country and in others. Each veteran is invited to come and bring a guest to a special luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please call for reservations.

Offering: call for reservations Praying into the New Year

November 13
Prayer of Jabez Retreat  -- 1 Chronicles 4:10
Presented by Sister Concetta Fabo,OSF

Why did God grant Jabez what he requested? What was Jabez’s stance before God? How was God’s heart moved by Jabez to grant him what he requested? What is your stance at prayer? You are invited to come and discover!


9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Offering: $35.00 Praying into the New Year

October 29, November 5, 12, 19
Francis: A Saint for Our Times
All Sessions 1pm-3pm

Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. Come and see why his example and beliefs are still pertinent today. 

October 29:

Who Is Francis?

Sr. Marise May


November 5:

Francis invites us to Poverty of Spirit.

Sr. Stephanie Ward


November 12:

Francis and the San Damiano Cross

Sr. Pat Larkin


Nov 19:

Francis a Model of Peace

Sr. Rose Raymond Wagner

Offering: $5.00 Praying into the New Year

mber 5 to 7

Noel Retreat with Mary Gleason

December 12 to 14
Noel Retreat with Sister Ellie Martinez

The Noel Retreat for women is an opportunity to rediscover the 12 Steps at a deeper level. This time away is a gift to yourself to be still and to reconnect with your power to change. Conference will include the peace of the lived moment, the freedom to let go, the art of listening to yourself, and the empowerment of gratitude. Guests are welcome to check in after 4:00 pm on Friday and dinner will be served at 6:00 pm and ends on Sunday morning. 


Offering: $150.00 Noel