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‘Seven Sisters’ founder to lead retreat for women May 10-11

WAVERLY (SNR) – Janette Howe, founder of the Seven Sisters Apostolate, will return to Nebraska to lead a women’s retreat May 10-11 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly.

It is entitled, “In Quiet and Trust Your Strength Lies” (Isaiah 30:15).

“The women who come will be as a three-corded strand, one not easily broken,” Howe explained. “First, you are invited into the privilege of silence: its benefits and necessity and encouragements to desire and nurture the discipline.”

She cited a quote from Cardinal Sarah: “There is no place on earth where God is more present than in the human heart. This heart truly is God’s abode, the temple of silence... The Father waits for His children in their own hearts.”

“Second,” Howe continued, “we will pick up the themes of developing trust and the outcome and fruit of strength. Third, as is fitting for Mothers Day weekend, we will highlight Our Lady as perfect model and advocate.”

Howe is a registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in theological studies from Ave Maria University. She has initiated two apostolates: Truth Himself (founded in the Year of the Eucharist, 2004-05) which aims to cultivate knowledge, love and service of the Eucharistic Lord; and the Seven Sisters Apostolate, fostering prayer for priests in the form of offering holy hours.

A Seven Sisters group is seven women who each pray a weekly holy hour for a particular priest. Their goal is for every priest and bishop in the Lincoln Diocese to have a group covering them with prayers. To learn more about the Seven Sisters Apostolate, contact diocesan coordinator Rhonda Litt at 402-525-6396 (text or call), or visit www.sevensistersapostolate.org.

The two-day retreat starts Friday, May 10 with Mass at 7 p.m. followed by a talk, and concludes on Saturday with supper at 6 p.m. Women of all ages are invited, not just those in a Seven Sisters group.

Register online at www.goodcounselretreat.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-786-2705.  The suggested donation is $100.

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