This year’s retreat takes place on Friday, December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Through liturgy, prayer, reflection and silence, we will explore the leadership qualities embodied by Mary, the Mother of God, and widen our lens to consider how important the feminine virtues are to all authentic Vincentian leadership. Once again, we return to St. Edmund’s Retreat, Enders Island, Mystic for our day together.
The registration deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017. This is a hard deadline in order to accommodate St. Edmund’s. No registrations will be accepted after this date.
Who May Attend?
Presidents and spiritual advisors only. The role of the president is unique in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. According to our Rule, presidents are the only elected leaders (others are appointed by presidents) and as such bear special practical and spiritual responsibilities. Spiritual advisors are appointed to help presidents fulfill their role. We would like the president and spiritual advisor of every conference to be in attendance. In the event that a conference or district president cannot attend, he or she may designate one other conference officer to attend in his/her place.
8:30 am: Check-in
9:00 am: Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption
9:30 am: Coffee/pastry in St. Michael’s Hall
10:15 am: First session
11:45 am: Silence
12:30 pm: Lunch in Enders House dining room
1:30 pm: Second session in St. Michael’s Hall
2:45 pm: Silence
3:30 pm: Sharing and close
4:00 pm: Depart Enders Island