Beloved Retreat

The Beloved Retreat will dive into what it means to be, become and live the life of the beloved, based on the book by Henri Nouwen.

Together we will discover that we are Chosen, Blessed, Broken, and Given as a sisterhood.

With time allocated for personal reflection as well as adoration, Vigil Mass, and three meals all shared with Catholic sisters/new friends/something, this retreat is for you.

Join us.

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Austin Retreat Speakers & Worship Leaders

Beth Davis // Keynote Speaker

Beth Davis is a lover of Jesus, an aunt to five beautiful humans, and a full time youth minister in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is passionate about winning the hearts of young people for Jesus through discipleship. Be sure to ask her about the time she met Pope Francis.

Kathryn Whitaker // Emcee

Kathryn is a former public relations consultant turned freelance graphic designer. She loves to write, party plan, organize and drink sweet tea. She hails from the Lone Star state, is married to Scott and together they have 6 awesome kids. You can find her at Team Whitaker.

Sr. Maria Fatima, O.P. // Speaker

Through profession of the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, along with a contemplative emphasis on Eucharistic adoration and Marian devotion, the Dominican Sisters, Mary Mother of the Eucharist community exists for the salvation of souls and the building of the Church throughout the world.

Mary Lenaburg // Speaker

Mary Lenaburg is a writer, speaker, wife and mother. She travels the country and speaks to groups of all ages about God’s redeeming love and that faith is the courage to want what God wants for us, even if we cannot see where the path leads.

Mary lives in Northern Virginia with her husband of 28 years and her grown son. Her daughter Courtney went home to the Lord in 2014 leaving behind a legacy of love. She can be found at www.marylenaburg.com

Shannon Worle // Worship Leader

Shannon Worle is a wife, mother of four, and Catholic musician. Her goal in life is to have authentic encounters with others and she knows that anything she accomplishes is only through the power of God working in her. Shannon is the Music Coordinator at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Mesa, Arizona and is grateful to serve the parish she grew up in.

Cana Hickman // Speaker

Cana lives with her husband, Ennie and their seven children in Houston, Texas where she seeks daily to find truth, beauty, and goodness in the ordinary things of life. She is addicted to coffee, sugar, and pop music, amongst other things, and is slowly learning that Jesus loves her anyway.

Some thoughts from last year’s retreat.

I can’t put into words how amazing this day was for me. I start crying when I think about it. Thank you thank you thank you Lord for these amazing women!

This weekend was a much needed recharge. The allotted time for everything was just right and the schedule worked out so smoothly. I know this was a large undertaking but I cannot thank everyone enough and I truly look forward to coming again next year all the way from New Orleans!

Thank you for the this day!! And for allowing women with babies to attend. I am not a mom, but I loved looking around at all the women who were holding babes or pregnant. Woman is so life giving- and the day was a vivid reminder of part of of unique beauty! The whole day just represented womanhood and femininity so well.

Hoping to bring a whole group of women from my parish next year! Cant wait!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Beloved Retreat for?

This retreat is for:

  • a woman searching for community
  • a woman looking to rekindle your faith
  • a woman in need to peaceful prayer time
  • a woman yearning for a deeper relationship with the Lord

What is included in my retreat ticket?

You will receive three meals all day Saturday as well as sessions, adoration, confession, praise and worship, and beautiful sisterhood. You also will receive a beautiful welcome packet with a prayer journal (limited edition JUST for the retreat!), goodies from our sponsor My Saint My Hero, and more.

I bought a ticket but I can no longer come. Can I get a refund?

We cannot issue refunds, but you can look to sell your ticket via social media and your friends.

What do I need to come with?

Your bible, your ticket, your heart, and your laughter.


The Beloved Retreat is sponsored by My Saint My Hero.

My Saint My Hero was founded on the belief that God is real, prayer works and love heals. Our pieces are wearable blessings that remind us we are loved. We want My Saint My Hero to be more than a company, but a community, inspired by God to help transform lives and make the world a better place. Crafted in love and prayer, our wearable blessings empower women through meaningful work.

Our prayer is that these pieces help awaken souls to live in the presence of God.

Visit My Saint My Hero here.

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We cannot wait to pray with you, sister.

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