ya retreat weekend

Young Adult Retreat Weekend

All Young Adults ( ages 21-39) are invited to the 2017 Young Adult Retreat starting on Friday, May 12th and ending on Sunday, May 14th. The retreat will be led by Fr. Mark Baron, House Superior and Novice Master for the Marians of the Immaculate Conception. 

The title of this years retreat is: 
"100 Years of Our Lady of Fatima: what the Mother of God teaches us about following Her Son."

The retreat will be held at San Damiano Spiritual Life Center.

Cost for the weekend includes your private room & all meals for the weekend. 

Early Bird Registration is $265 and goes until April 9th. After the 9th, Registration is $290. The Registration deadline is the May 9th.

If you have any questions, please email Brendan Gotta at B.Gotta@arlingtondiocese.org or call (703)-841-2549

Scholarships are available on a need basis!

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Story from Fr. Baron:

One of the most inspiring moments in my life as a Marian of the Immaculate Conception took place during a pilgrimage to Poland and the tomb of the Founder of the Congregation, the Venerable Servant of God Stanislaus Papczynski.

Participating in Holy Mass and praying at the tomb of Fr. Papczynski was a thrill. When I was at his tomb, I asked his intercession for everything -- especially for graces to be a faithful Marian. I ask for a greater devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and zeal to pray for the souls in Purgatory.

I was in Europe for a two-week pilgrimage to Europe during the summer of 1999 for the beatification of two Marian martyrs and the Holy Father's blessing of the Congregation's Shrine of Our Lady of Lichen in Poland.

Standing only a few feet from the Holy Father during our audience with him in Lichen was more than a little inspiring. I have such esteem for the Holy Father because through the Vicar of Christ, God leads us to all truth. I was also able to pray at the tomb of Marian Renovator, Blessed George Matulaitis in Lithuania.

I really love the "dust cloth" mentality of Blessed George. He wrote that he just wanted to be a dust cloth in the hands of Our Lord, sweeping up the cobwebs in the corners of His House. That's central to being a Marian. I really believe that in order to be happy and fulfilled in life, you have to have that dust cloth mentality. God can't work through you without this kind of humility.