“There is power in listening because you honor the needs of others by truly hearing what they need. We listen to learn, to erase assumptions, to nurture the other, to uphold human dignity, to bring peace, to connect and to grow. We shall build relationships globally to empower all communities of the world to live justly, act tenderly and walk humbly in our shared mission.”  P.J. Thompson, Blog from Lasallian Global Women’s Symposium.

Women’s Retreat

March 8 – March 10, 2019

Christian Brother’s Center, Narragansett, RI

Registration: March 8 at 3:00pm
Program begins: 7:00pm
Conclude: Noon Sunday March 10


Fee of $175 includes lodging, meals, all program materials. Commuter rate is available for $80 that includes meals and program material. Early registration is encouraged as this retreat fills quickly.


Joyfully Walking the Labyrinth of Our Journey

2019: A Year for Great Celebrations
This year is a year of many celebrations in our Lasallian family. There is the tercentenary of the Founder, the Year of Lasallian Vocations, the Jubilee Year for Saint John Baptist de La Salle as proclaimed by Pope Francis, the 10th anniversary celebration of DENA to be held on November 8, 2019, and the 7th annual DENA Women’s Retreat. This year’s retreat will reflect upon and celebrate our mutual accompaniment, as women in the Lasallian family, on our personal and vocational journey. Over these past seven years the women on retreat have experienced the support, encouragement, accompaniment and companionship of one another. During this year of #300LaSalle, we will pause and reflect upon our personal journey and our journey as part of the Lasallian family.

Our retreat begins on International Women’s Day, Friday March 8, 2019. We will be celebrating the launch of Lasallian Women of Hope, the seeds of which were planted at the 2018 DENA Women’s Retreat and is now a program of De La Salle Solidarity ONLUS.

Lasallian Women of Hope supports grassroots projects that remove obstacles and barriers for girls and young women to access a Lasallian education, and actively works to promote the education of girls and young women in our Lasallian family.

“The work of the eyes is done. Now go do the work of the heart.” — Maria Rilke Rainer

The retreats will include time for reflection, renewal, and recreation. Presentations and topics will focus on the cultivation of a spirituality that is attentive to living in God’s holy presence through a deepening understanding of our Lasallian vocation and of the mission. The labyrinth journey will be a focal point of this retreat.

For questions or concerns, please contact Maryann Donohue-Lynch

Past DENA Women’s Retreats

  • March 2013: Together In Our Lasallian Association
  • July 2013: RELAN Women’s Symposium, Russian River, CA
  • March 2014: Companions of the Lasallian Journey
  • April 2015: Living In the Merciful Presence of God (Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy)
  • April 2016: Martha and Mary: The Eternal Dance
  • March 2017: Roll Away the Stone!
  • July 2017: Lasallian Global Women’s Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand
  • April 2018: Listening with Our Hearts to Transform the World

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