Is WAY for me?

What we have in common

"The soul of woman must be expansive and open to all human beings, it must be quiet so that no small weak flame will be extinguished by stormy winds; warm so as not to benumb fragile buds...empty of itself, in order that extraneous life may have room in it; finally, mistress of itself and also of its body, so that the entire person is readily at the disposal of every call." 

-St. Edith Stein


We meet three times a month.

We meet twice a month (typically the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays) to discuss material on virtue formation and one of our patronesses.  These meetings take place in two separate locations - Springfield, VA and Western Prince William County, VA.


Currently these meetings are virtual. Please contact us for link.

We are currently reading & studying:

-Elizabeth Ann Seton

-Eucharistic Scripture

And meet once a month (typically on the last Wednesday) in Springfield, VA:

-Holy Hour (+confession) & Mass for Troubled Youth


Any woman called to living a charism of spiritual maternity is welcome to join us for our three monthly meetings.



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. 


Sally Allman, Director


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