Join us on March 23, 2024, for the They That Wait Diocesan Women’s Retreat! 


We are all waiting for something, for the Lord to come through in some way. Perhaps we are waiting for something to change in our work or ministries, maybe we are waiting for healing of physical health or mental health. Maybe we are waiting for the Lord to come through in our families, with our spouses or our children. It is often not easy to wait, and yet, Pope Benedict XVI said, “the one who has hope lives differently,” So, what does it mean to wait on the Lord? 


Isaiah 40:31 reads, they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. 


During this one-day retreat, we will gather as a community of women, to be strengthened and encouraged in our journey of faith. We will pray together, hear talks filled with witnesses of hope and be renewed in our strength as we wait, together, as a community of women, for the Lord. 


The retreat will be held from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on March 23, 2024, at the W.T. Brookshire Conference Center (2000 West Front Street, Tyler, TX 75702). The day will include talks, fellowship, opportunity for the sacrament of confession, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Noelle Garcia will be the emcee, and our speakers will be Rachel Bulman, Regina Boyd, and Heather Khym.  


Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  


We hope you will join us; your presence will be a gift! 


Registration Details: 

Early Bird Tickets (October 7-January 7): $50 

General Admission (January 8-March 15): $60 


Scholarships are available. Please contact the St. Philip Institute office for more information: 903-630-5055. 

There are many different ways to support this retreat! If you are interested in serving as a sponsor or would like to make a donation to the retreat efforts, please contact Deanna Johnston (Director of Family Life) at 903-630-5055 Ext 120 


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