Interested in Religious Life? Area Congregations Offer Retreat

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Are you a woman wondering what life might be like as a Religious Sister? Then sign up for “Dubuque’s Got Sisters!” and get ready for a unique experience. Area religious communities are offering an opportunity to come together with Sisters and other women who are asking how to best serve the people of God. Join us for prayer, conversation, and a chance to get to know communities of women who continue to serve people on the margins. There is no fee to attend.
 
The “Dubuque’s Got Sisters!” event begins Friday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. and ends Saturday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. To register or for more details, e-mail Sister Kathy Carr, BVM, at  kcarr@bvmcong.org  or call her at (563) 588-2351. “Dubuque’s Got Sisters!” is sponsored by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters (Wis.), Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Dubuque Franciscan Sisters.  
 
The retreat will be held at Mount Carmel, the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, situated atop the beautiful bluffs of the Mississippi River.
 
One young woman who attended the retreat shared, “While spending time with the Sisters, I was amazed at how much life and joy they share. I loved every minute I spent with the Sisters because of their energy and enthusiasm for life that is so contagious.”
 
“We are glad to jointly offer this opportunity to women who are interested in becoming more familiar with discernment skills as well as those who are exploring religious life. Sisters in the Dubuque area collaborate in many ways to offer service, speak out for justice issues, and pray together. It seemed quite natural to come together to offer ‘Dubuque’s Got Sisters’ as well,” said Sister Lou Anglin, BVM, who will be one of the Sisters accompanying the group.
 
Catholic Sisters, who live and work in your community, invite you to learn more about their work by visiting them online at www.facebook.com/catholicsisters.