fly retreat 2021
Look at the birds.
- Jesus, Matthew 6:26
Our Lord reminds us to look at the birds and remember they’re cared for. How much more will he care for you and for me?
Look at the birds with us, dear friend. And let’s learn to fly in total surrender as they do, knowing we are always provided for, loved, and free.
Friday, October 8th – Saturday, October 9th
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church
10755 N 124th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
What does it mean to fly?
We believe the Lord has a plan for you and for me—and that plan is to live surrendered to His movement in our lives.
And so we desire to live as surrendered women—women who are on fire with His Holy Spirit, alive and awake to our Lord and our lives.
Join us for retreat on Friday, October 8th – Saturday, October 9th at Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.
We can’t wait to fly with you.
how to encounter the lord at retreat
Worship in Spirit and in Truth
adore the blessed sacrament
We know that Jesus Christ’s presence changes things—the atmosphere, people, circumstances. So we know we must be in His presence to be changed people.
enter INTO HIS WORD
We as Catholics know the truth and foundation of the Word of God, and we have seen our Lord change hearts when we begin to read His word. We desire to lay a foundation of prayer, praise, and reception of Scripture.
receive his grace
The Sacraments are given to us by our Lord in order for us to experience the fullness of life and freedom. We will enter into the Sacrament of Penance and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Speaker + Director of Ministry Advancement
Host + Founder of BIS
Father John Parks
Chaplain and BIS' Spiritual Advisor
Frequently Asked Questions
This retreat is for women 18+ who:
+ are searching for community
+ are looking to rekindle your faith
+ is a woman in need to peaceful prayer time
+ is a woman yearning for a deeper relationship with the Lord
PS You are absolutely welcome to a Blessed is She retreat if you are not Catholic. We can’t wait for you to experience the beauty of the Church.
PPS If you have a lap baby, he or she is welcome at retreat!
You will receive a light dinner on Friday evening, three meals and snacks all day Saturday as well as sessions, adoration, confession, praise and worship, Vigil Mass, and beautiful sisterhood. You also will receive a beautiful welcome packet with a prayer journal.
We cannot issue refunds, but you can look to sell your ticket via social media, Blessed is She regional Facebook group, or your friends.
Your Bible, your heart, and your laughter.
There are many hotels in the area! Here are a few recommendations:
Aiden by Best Western @ Scottsdale North
10801 N 89th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Phoenix Scottsdale
8888 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Tru by Hilton Scottsdale Salt River
8401 N Pima Center Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
We are able to accommodate gluten free and vegetarian diets. If you are vegan or have severe food allergies, we are happy to refund a portion of your ticket and allow you to bring safe, satisfying meals for yourself.
Yes! If you purchase 5 or more tickets, a 15% discount will automatically be applied to your order.
We are taking measures to ensure that the retreat follows local government and diocesan guidelines.
HERE IS WHAT WE PLAN TO DO TO HELP KEEP US ALL SAFE:
+ We will have hand sanitizer and soaps available for hand washing
+ We will sanitize heavy trafficked areas before retreat
+ We will have face masks available
+ We will space the seating apart
HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP KEEP US ALL SAFE:
+ You should not attend retreat if you or anyone in your immediate family is sick
+ You should not attend retreat if you are at a high-risk for severe illness
+ Stay at least 6 ft away from other retreat participants. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth
+ Use hand sanitizer and wash hands with soap and water frequently
The weekend far exceeded my expectations
(just like the Lord does).
It was consoling, healing, encouraging, grounding, and exactly what I needed in many more ways. I’ve had a ton of life changing situations this last year and this weekend was an opportunity to breathe and be renewed in the Lord’s great mercy and goodness. The Eucharistic procession was powerful and Jesus graciously poured out a lot of healing power through it. Thank you for the way in which you all clearly let the Spirit move and direct the weekend.