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Diocese of San Jose to Host Discernment Retreat for Women


The Diocese of San Jose and the Serra Club will hold a Discernment Retreat May 6-7 at Presentation Center, 19480 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos. Donations are $25 and scholarships are available.

On May 6, the retreat begins at 8:30 a.m. and it concludes on May 7 at 3:30 p.m. The retreat is open to all women between 18-35.

Also, the retreat is held in conjunction with the World Day of Prayer for Vocations on May 7. Pope Francis has prepared a personal message for this occasion. In it, he reminds us: “There can be no promotion of vocations or Christian mission apart from constant contemplative prayer. The Christian life needs to be nourished by attentive listening to God’s word and, above all, by the cultivation of a personal relationship with the Lord in Eucharistic adoration, the privileged ‘place’ for our encounter with God.” He goes on to encourage “parish communities, associations and the many prayer groups present in the Church, not to yield to discouragement but to continue praying that the Lord will send workers to his harvest.”

The entire message is available in both English and Spanish at
www.usccb.org/vocations, along with other resources from the CCLV Secretariat for the observance of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations in the United States.

For more information, contact Sandra Torres at (408) 983-0112 or Sister Rosalie Pizzo, ND, at (408) 983-0123.