Fr. Jim Lee and Jackie Shirley, Steward for Faith Formation, have felt a call for years to offer opportunities for women to gather and grow in faith. The upcoming Undone: Freedom for the Feminine Heart retreat, from March 21 to 23, is that call coming to fruition. The retreat is on Thursday and Friday from 6:30 to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Women of all ages are invited.
“No matter your age or where you are in life, we need to encounter the Lord, have our wounds healed, and be transformed,” Jackie says.
These conferences, held throughout the United States, are coordinated by the John Paul II Healing Center. Attendees will experience adoration, prayer, worship, small-group discussion, meditations, and more. This conference will help you “dive deeper into the freedom that you were created for.”
As the John Paul II Healing Center’s website says of the conference, “Do you feel restricted and bound by the knots of sin and shame that conceal the profound beauty of your feminine heart? During this three-day retreat, you will be immersed in truth and transformation as the knots of Eve, in us, are undone by Mary’s example of radical receptivity.”
“Bring yourself, your mother, your sister, your adult daughters, and friends,” Jackie says. “This is a weekend you won’t want to miss.”
Jackie previously attended an Undone Conference and found profound healing. The four sessions are titled Consummate Creation, The Tangled Truth, Untying the Knot, and Living Undone. If you can’t attend in person, a livestream is available.
“I realized that all of us carry around core wounds that need to be healed by Jesus,” Jackie says. “This retreat offers us the opportunity as women to heal those wounds, to become undone in God’s presence, and to accept the profound beauty of our feminine hearts.”
The purpose of the retreat is for women to grow in faith, grow in relationship with Jesus, and meet other women from the parish. You don’t need to travel a great distance to experience such a retreat. Consider saving the date for this weekend that you won’t want to miss.
“Events like this allow us the opportunity to grow in faith, to connect with others, and to spend time with Jesus,” Jackie says. “Our lives are often hectic as women, and retreats like Undone allow us to pause, take a breath, and focus on the most important relationship — our relationship with God.”
The retreat will allow for community building, especially during social time and small-group discussions.
Register at johnpauliihealingcenter.regfox.com/undone-olympia-wa-321-2324.
Contact Jackie Shirley for any questions at 360-292-7137 or email@example.com.