Christine Haapala is a writer and long-time CCD teacher and the foundress of the publishing company Suffering Servant Scriptorium. She is the author of From Genesis to Revelation: Seven Scriptural Rosaries, which as been called the encyclopedia of scriptural rosaries. She also wrote The Suffering Servant’s Courage and other books aimed at bringing children closer to the Lord.
Heart Ridge is offering a weekend retreat just for women. It will be a time to reflect, relax, refresh, and renew. Christine Haapala, a great spiritual teacher, will lead several sessions on the 3 Treasures that our Catholic Church offers us to help us grow spiritually and to live fuller lives in communion with Jesus. She'll show us how to get "more" out of the rosary, reflect with Catholic art, and meditate with the Holy Scriptures. We'll also have moments during the weekend to use these "Treasures" in our own prayer and reflection time. Besides time for silence, we will also have some time of fellowship and sharing to encourage each other in our spiritual journeys. This is will be the perfect way to begin Holy Week which starts that Sunday with Palm Sunday.
It all takes place in the beauty of spring at Heart Ridge Retreat Center. All materials, including one of Christine Haapala's books, are included. There are several lodging options from which to choose. Six delicious meals will be provided starting with dinner on Friday evening and ending with lunch on Sunday afternoon.