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Holy Week retreat for young women with Marian Sisters

WAVERLY (SNR) – Young women are invited to a Holy Week retreat March 29-31 with Father Steven Mills and the Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln.

This retreat, held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly, concludes the Lenten season with the Sacred Triduum from Holy Thursday to Holy Saturday. It is an opportunity for single young women, aged 17-32, to experience Christ’s deep love through meditation on his passion, death and resurrection.

“This is a time in which we ask the Lord: ‘Make our hearts like yours,’” Father Mills said. “In this way we will receive a heart which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous, a heart which is not closed or indifferent, but open to hear God’s call and respond.”

Ordained in 2013, Father Mills is assistant pastor at the Newman Center/St Thomas Aquinas Church in Lincoln, a teacher at Pius X High School, and assistant vocation director for the diocese.

Founded in 1954, the Marian Sisters follow a Franciscan Rule, and their charism is to “Do God’s will joyfully in imitation of Mary and Saint Francis.” The Marian Sisters teach in Catholic schools in Lincoln, David City, and Wahoo. Sisters also serve at St. Gianna Women’s Homes, Villa Marie School, and Diocesan Chancery offices.

The retreat begins Thursday, March 29 at 6:15 p.m. and ends Saturday March 31 at 1:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $30 per student or $40 per adult. For more information see mariansisters.org; to register contact Sister Serena, M.S. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 402-786-2750. An RSVP by Monday, March 26 is appreciated.

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