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nearly sold out! 

just a few "commuter" and "saturday only" spots remaining!

We are thrilled to announce that the Third Annual Blessed Sacrament Women's Retreat is almost at full capacity!  What a blessing that so many women have said "Yes!" to this opportunity.  To all of our dear sisters who are not able to join us, we will hold you in prayer during this special weekend and greatly appreciate your prayers as well!  

There are currently 12 remaining spots for women who plan to commute to the retreat or attend on Saturday only. 


Commuter: $170 (Includes all six meals, but no lodging)
Saturday ONLY: $85 (No lodging, includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

To register for one of these final spots, please click the link below.  If you would like to be added to the wait list in the event of a cancellation, or if you have any questions about the retreat, please email maryelizabeth@bspwa.org.  

meet sister gabriella yi, op


This year's featured speaker is Sr. Gabriella Yi, OP, Ph.D, a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia from Nashville, Tennessee, and a professor at Catholic Pacific College in British Columbia. A gifted and beloved teacher, Sr. Gabriella will expand on the theme of spiritual motherhood, the topic of her dissertation. Mary & Elizabeth and the women of Blessed Sacrament are so blessed to welcome Sr. Gabriella to this Third Annual Retreat! 

Originally from Seoul, Korea, Sr. Gabriella grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Arts in the Great Books Program at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, and teacher certification from Aquinas College in Nashville. After teaching in Catholic schools and studying in the Master of Arts Program at the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, she was sent to Rome to complete her graduate studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), where she received her Doctorate in Sacred Theology in 2013.

Whether or not you are able to attend the retreat, you are invited to read the following article written by Sr. Gabriella. The article is a "reflection on spiritual motherhood in St Catherine of Siena's letters to priests."

"Finish Your Life on the Cross" - Sr. Gabriella Yi, O.P. 

Third Annual Blessed Sacrament Women's Retreat

 "Arise & Come"

The Mary & Elizabeth Ministry of Blessed Sacrament Church invites each of you, our sisters in faith, to Arise & Come to this opportunity to encounter the lover of your soul, our Lord Jesus Christ!

Featured Speaker: Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P., Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia

"Arise my beloved, my beautiful one and come."  Song of Songs 2:10-13. 

"Something stirs in our hearts when we hear these words of breathtaking beauty.  Who of us does not yearn to be the beloved, the beautiful one?  Yet we hold back, wondering if these words were really meant for us.  What is it that holds us back, and how are we set free to enter into the fullness of life and love these words promise?  Join us in this retreat as we allow the Holy Spirit to respond to the deepest longings of our hearts."  Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P. 

April 20-22, 2018

Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades