| Sr. Miriam James
In a world of change and uncertainty we need a safe place, an anchor for our soul that never fails. It is easy to become discouraged and lose heart, which is why we need time and space to let God’s word take deep root within us. You are invited to join us for a weekend of encounter with our amazing God who is Unfailing.
This retreat weekend is an opportunity to get away from the busyness of life and personally encounter God. It’s a time set aside from the demands of our schedules to deepen and heal our understanding that God is unfailing in His love, mercy, and plan for our lives.
There will be opportunities for prayer and worship, fellowship, workshops, Sacraments, music, laughter, rest, to enjoy the beauty of nature and hear inspiring teaching. Our speakers for this year will be Sr. Miriam James Heidland SOLT, Michelle Benzinger, Debra Herbeck and Heather Khym. There will also be testimonies from women across the archdiocese. This is a retreat you don’t want to miss!
Last year we quickly sold out our first retreat and 175 women gathered together and were deeply impacted. Although our numbers were big, there were many women who couldn’t join us or who didn’t hear about the retreat and wished they could come This is your chance! We have chosen a beautiful location with an increased number of private and shared accommodations. The food is amazing, the landscape is stunning, the speakers are wonderful and the retreat will provide nourishment and inspiration for your spiritual life.
$265 dorm shared room
Cancelation Policy: As of March 17th, $50.00 of the retreat fee will be non-refundabl
$365 private room (These are now sold out) Private rooms cannot be shared
We are able to allow “nursing babies” only. If you must bring a nursing baby, a private room is required.
Zip line is available for an additional $20 per person
Questions about the retreat? Contact Jasmine Bean at 604-683-0281 Ext 50432 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RockRidge Canyon (see map here) is a Conference and Retreat Centre located near Princeton, BC. Set in a breathtaking mountain valley, this exceptionally well-serviced facility provides a venue that will surely provide no shortage of beauty and adventure to stir women’s hearts.
Accommodation is shared (12-14) in dormitory style rooms, each with its own bathroom and common area. All rooms include bedding and towels. Private rooms are limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.
We are in need of Volunteers (above the age of 18) who will NOT be attending the retreat itself, to help in the kitchen and set up and clean up during the weekend. Volunteers can be male or female (get your husband and sons involved!). There is no cost for volunteers on the weekend and they will not be attending any of the retreat events. Volunteers will be directed as to their specific duties upon arrival and will have separate sleeping quarters from the retreat attendees. Volunteers have the same weekend start and finish time as the retreat attendees. To volunteer, please contact Jasmine Bean at 604-683-0281 Ext 50432 or by email at email@example.com.
Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT
Sr. Miriam James is a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), a missionary community that serves global areas of deepest apostolic need. She has served at various SOLT missions including Rome, Seattle and Texas. In addition to speaking, her apostolates have included working with elementary school students, parish ministry, coaching high school volleyball and co-hosting a Catholic radio program. She holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and often attends courses at the Theology of the Body Institute.
has shared with many her personal journey of faith from Judaism to Christianity and subsequent entrance into the Catholic Church. For the past thirty years, Debbie Herbeck has worked extensively in youth and women’s ministry, doing evangelism on university campuses, speaking at youth conferences, directing Pine Hills Girls camp, leading mission trips, and mentoring high school and college age women. She has spoken at women’s and youth events throughout the country.Debbie is the founder and leader of the Be Love Revolution (beloverevolution.com), a ministry that exists to help young women know the personal love of Jesus, to live freely and confidently, and be empowered to spread Love to all they meet. Debbie helps lead i.d.916 (id916.com), a ministry focused on helping young adult Catholics live as intentional disciples and respond to the call for a New Evangelization. She has written Safely Through the Storm, 120 Reflections on Hope and Firmly on the Rock, 120 Reflections on Faith, and Love Never Fails, 120 Reflections on Love. She and her husband Peter have co-authored a book entitled, When the Spirit Speaks, Touched by God’s Word. The Herbecks live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are the parents of four children, ages 22-29, and have four adorable grandchildren and one more on the way!
Heather has been serving in ministry for 20 years and passionately shares the Gospel through leading worship and speaking. She has ministered to a variety of audiences throughout North America with the desire for people to personally encounter Christ. She attended Franciscan University of Steubenville and studied theology with a concentration in religious education. In 2005, Heather and her husband, Jake, founded Life Restoration, a ministry which seeks to help people become fully alive and experience freedom and restoration in Jesus. Currently, Heather lives in Abbotsford, BC with her husband Jake and their 3 children Maria, Judah, and Evangeline.
Michelle Benzinger is a national women’s speaker, creative entrepreneur, and advocate for marginalized women and children. Michelle is the Creative Director and Visionary leader of Transforming Beauty, a women’s ministry created to invest in women who in turn invest in the world. Michelle and her charming husband have six kids (two adopted from Haiti) and live in Pensacola, Florida. She loves good coffee in pretty coffee mugs, SEC football, and most importantly, watching God awaken and transform the true beauty within each of us.
Cancelation Policy: As of March 17th, $50.00 of the retreat fee will be non-refundable
What to bring:
- Warm jacket (Rain jacket, just in case)
- Shoes for gravel paths (no heels)
- Water bottle
- Coffee mug
- Cash for extra snacks, specialty coffee bar, and merchandise
- There will be time for prayer and reflection please bring a Bible and journal
- Please arrive at 6pm on Friday
- Retreat ends at 12pm on Sunday (with lunch included)
- We will celebrate Sunday Mass together at the camp before leaving on Sunday
- There are small fridges available in lounges for small personal items if people need them
- There are commercially packaged snacks allowed in rooms if people want to bring some
- The entire bill needs to be paid at once, including zip line
- 5 meals will be provided (3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday) as well as snacks on Friday and Saturday
If you have dietary restrictions the kitchen can accommodate with advance notice, please email Jasmine Bean (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately if you did not indicate allergies in your registration. Commercially packaged food is okay. No alcohol.
All registrants are also required to fill in and bring with them to the weekend the following signed RRC Guest Consent Health Form