Women at the Cross

2017 Women's Lenten Retreat

Finding Jesus in the Passion Narratives: Embracing Lent in the Scriptures

Women in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington are invited to reflect on the Passion during the annual silent retreat.
The weekend will be led by Fr. John Riley, "on loan" from the Arlington Diocese to the Diocese of Las Cruces as Assistant to the Vicar of the New Evangelization

*THIS RETREAT IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR FAMILY LIFE TO BE PUT ON THE WAITLIST*

Cost:
$290 through February 11, $325 after.
Includes private room and meals.

Schedule:
Thursday, March 30: Check in at 5:30 p.m., Mass at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 2: Mass at 10:00 a.m., Brunch and conclusion at 11:00 a.m. 
(A more detailed schedule will be provided at retreat)

Retreat Leader Bio:

Fr. John Riley is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, currently serving  in the Archdiocese of Denver as Chaplain and Professor at the Augustine Institute. Prior to his assignment, he was the beloved Pastor of Saint Matthew's Catholic Church in Spotsylvania, Virginia.

Interested in pursuing a career in Motion Picture Production and Direction, Fr. Riley earned a BA in Communication in his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. After discerning a call to the priesthood, Fr. Riley earned three Masters’ Degrees; in Divinity and Theology from the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, PA; and in Catechetics [with a concentration in Spirituality] from Notre Dame Pontifical Catechetical Institute in Arlington, Virginia. A Chaplain and Professor of Sacred Scripture at Christendom College in Front Royal from 1995-2000, Fr. Riley has spent the better part of the past 20 years serving in parishes of the Diocese of Arlington as Pastor and Parochial Vicar – always actively engaged in teaching parishioners of all ages in hopes of seeing the full flower of the New Evangelization firmly rooted in the Heart of Catechesis – Jesus Christ.