Pilgimage to Lourdes, Spain & Fatima – May 15-24, 2017

Join four Sisters of Life and FOCUS missions for this pilgrimage to Lourdes, Spain (including Loyola & Avila) & Fatima in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Blessed Mother’s apparitions at Fatima.  Pilgrimage is open to any young woman ages 18-30.  Apply online at or email the Sisters of Life at for more information.  **Application deadline is February 14, 2017**

Come & See / Discernment Retreats

For more information, please fill out the Vocations Inquiry Form and indicate interest in the Come & See Retreat, and we will be in touch with you.

2016-2017 Vocations Retreats:

  • March 16-19, 2017
  • May 26-29, 2017
The Source – Toronto*
Join us for a Eucharistic Holy Hour
with music led by the Sisters
7-8 p.m. Holy Hour (Confessions Available)
8-9 p.m. Social

Thursday Evenings:
February 23, 2017
March 30, 2017
April 27, 2017
May 25, 2017

*New location this year!
St. Peter’s Church
840 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON Canada M5R 3G1
(across from Bathurst Subway)

For more information: 416.463.2722

The Source Toronto

“Jesus is the source; It is from him that divine life in man finds its beginning. To have this life, we need only to approach him and remain in him. All of us wish to drink from the divine Heart, which is the source of life and holiness.”
~ Pope St. John Paul II

World Youth Day Unite – Washington, D.C.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 | John Paul II Shrine, Washington, D.C.

World Youth Day UniteJoin youth and young adults who participated in World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, to continue the pilgrimage experience. Whether you were present in Krakow or not, you are invited to this series of free events that will bring together powerful catechesis, music, and prayer with ready access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

WYD alumni who attend will be able to pass the WYD experience forward to their peers and friends in order that a new generation of young people may continue the journey, this pilgrimage of faith, with the saint who first dreamed of the WYD experience, Saint John Paul II.

WYD Unite Events will be held at the John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C.:

  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Saturday before Palm Sunday
  • Weekend of July 21-July 23, 2017 – World Youth Day Summer Reunion

Please visit the John Paul II Shrine website for more details and to register.

Mount 2000 Youth Retreat – Arlington, Virginia
February 17-19, 2017 | Knott Athletic Recreation Convocation Complex, Emmitsburg, MD

The Sisters of Life will be present at the Mount 2000 Youth Retreat being held in Emmitsburg, MD, the annual diocesan youth retreat led by the seminarians of the Arlington Diocese.

[Mount 2000 website]

40 Days for Life Kick-Off – Manhattan, New York
February 26, 2017 | Basilica of Old St. Patrick's Cathedral

Our Sisters will be speaking at the Manhattan 40 Days for Life Kick-Off! We invite you to join us for the 12:45pm Mass at the Basilica of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, followed by a reception at 2pm in the undercroft of the church. Please register at the 40 Days for Life Manhattan website.

Day of Recollection for Women – Bronx, New York
March 4, 2017 | St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus Parish, Bronx, NY

Come and join us at 9:30am for this Day of Recollection for Women at St. Theresa’s Parish in the Bronx. Our Sisters will be sharing about the beauty of femininity and motherhood. Please contact the parish for more information: [St. Theresa Parish website]

High School Youth Conference – Trenton, New Jersey
March 4, 2017 | St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton, NJ

Join youth from the Diocese of Trenton, NJ for their annual High School Youth Conference! Our Sisters will be present there, and Fr. Agustino, CFR will be giving one of the keynote talks. To register, visit the Youth Conference website.

Women’s Conference – Douglaston, New York
March 4, 2017 | Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center, Douglaston, NY

Our Sisters will be speaking at the annual Women’s Conference for the Diocese of Brooklyn. The theme is “Being Missionary Disciples”, and we will be speaking on Our Lady as the Model Disciple. The conference begins at 8am and ends at 3:30pm. Please register at the Diocese of Brooklyn website.

High School and Young Adult Events – Atlanta, Georgia
March 2017 | Atlanta, GA

We will be in Atlanta in March for a few youth and young adult events! Please contact the Archdiocese for more information: [Archdiocese of Atlanta Website]

Redeemed: Women’s Conference – Fargo, North Dakota
March 11, 2017 | Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND

Our Sisters will be speaking at the first Diocesan Women’s Conference for the Diocese of Fargo! The “REDEEMED” Women’s Conference will be a time for women to discover more richly their identity as Beloved Daughters of the Father, independent of what they do or have done. Out of this identity arises the vocation to become gifts of love that bear the fruit of joy in the world. Please register at the Women’s Conference website.

Aggiornamento Lecture at CSU – Denver, Colorado
March 22, 2017 | Lory Student Center, Colorado State University

The Aggiornamento Institute is hosting our very own Sr. Bethany Madonna! This lecture is part of the on-campus lecture series, and will be from 7-8:30pm. Please see the St. John XXIII website for more information.

Shine: Social Ministry Summit – Richmond, Virginia
April 1, 2017 | Cultural Arts Center at Glenn Allen, Glen Allen, VA

We invite you to join us for the Shine: Social Ministry Summit in the Diocese of Richmond, VA! This Summit invites ​you ​to ​enter ​more ​deeply ​into ​the ​heart ​of ​the ​Gospel by engaging in works of mercy while ​serving ​the ​Lord ​and ​the ​’least ​of ​His ​brethren.’ The event includes workshops offered in multiple areas of social ministry (one of our Sisters will be speaking on the dignity of the human person), Mass and Adoration. To register, visit the Shine Summit website.

Theology of the Body Seminar – London, England
April 19, 2017 | St Patrick’s Church Conference Centre, London, England

Join us for the Formed For Love: Theology of the Body Seminar in London, England! This Seminar is an opportunity for educators to receive rich teaching from leading experts in academia and classroom practice on how to approach even the most challenging topics of our day, such as same-sex marriage and transgenderism. It will offer practical resources and experienced sharing about how to communicate a holistic understanding of what it means to be human. Our Sisters will be speaking on creating a culture of life. Please register at the Seminar Website.

Source and Summit Retreat – Fort Worth, Texas
April 21-23, 2017 | Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth, TX

Our Sisters will be speaking at this high school Eucharistic centered retreat, being held in Fort Worth, TX over the Divine Mercy weekend. Please come and join us! For more information, visit the Source and Summit Retreat website.

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