ABOUT US

The Women's Apostolate to Youth (WAY) is an inter-generational lay Association of Christ's Faithful for Catholic women in the Diocese of Arlington. We take as our heavenly patroness and model of spiritual maternity the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Incarnate Love. Our spiritual mentors are Saints Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Therese of Lisieux, and Teresa Benedicta of the Cross -- holy women whose lives and works offer perennially valid inspiration and guidance to women seeking an authentically Catholic and feminine form of spiritual practice. 

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Sally Allman, Director

womenofway@gmail.com

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The Women’s Apostolate to Youth invites you to pray for the spiritual wellbeing of children and youth.

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ΜΟΤΗΕR - DAUGHTER RETREAT SERIES

A series of four one-day retreats designed for girls in grades 7 - 9 and their mothers.

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These formation events are meant to strengthen the bonds between generations and provide the kind of spiritual assistance girls need to negotiate the challenge of high school. 

Each retreat is a self-contained event, so that the sequence can be entered with any of the four retreats.  Each retreat has as its patrons an angel and saint.  The theme of each revolves around a deep developmental aspect of moral and spiritual formation, pertinent to girls in this transition age.

 

The goal is to attend all four retreats.  Attendance at all four retreats (ideally over a 2 year period) constitutes completion of the program.  Upon graduation the girls receive a bracelet that includes symbols reminding them of how a devotion to the angels will equip them with the spiritual resources to navigate the moral dilemmas in the years ahead.

Meet the Team of Angels*

Guardian Angel

theme:

Character & Conscience :

The Mission of Your Guardian Angel

virtue:

Personal Integrity

sacrament:

Penance

St. Michael

theme:

Spiritual Warfare : 

Resisting Feminine Temptations

virtue:

Purity of Heart / Humility

sacrament:

Confirmation

St. Gabriel

theme:

God's Plan for my Life: The Vocation of Woman

virtue:

An Obedient Spirit

sacrament:

Eucharist

St. Raphael

theme:

The True Meaning of Friendship

virtue:

Fidelity

sacrament:

Marriage /

Consecrated Life

*each retreat takes one as its patron

Ready to join us?

Saturday, September 26, 2020

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

when:

where:

St. Raymond of Penafort Catholic Church

Springfield, VA

cost:

details:

The Women’s Apostolate to Youth cordially invites you to a Mother- Daughter Retreat  (for girls in grades 7-9) devoted to reflecting on the vital role played by your guardian angel in your spiritual growth and character development.  No one knows better than your very own holy angel what 
God’s plan for your life is; so by coming closer to your angel, the path leading to that goal will become clearer and easier to traverse. 


Join us for this wonderful opportunity to forge a stronger bond between the two of you by sharing and deepening your devotion to your guardian angels.  The retreat includes talks, and special activities (fun!), as well as opportunities for confession, adoration and Mass.