Sat - Feb 24 - 2018 8am - 3pm
Sts. Ann & Joachim Church 5202 25th St S, Fargo
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!" -- St. Catherine of Sienna
Decora is a holistic retreat day set aside to inspire college women and *high school women (see below) to discover what St. John Paul II refers to as their "feminine genius"...a woman must understand her "fulfillment" as a person, her dignity and vocation, according to the richness of the femininity which she received on the day of creation.
At Decora (Latin for feminine beauty) you will enjoy a fun and exciting day to learn about your immense value as a woman, the beauty and mystery of your creation, and how to say ‘YES!’ to what is true and good. You will enjoy great talks, creative breakouts, yummy food, Pinterest craft, style show, guy panel – all to help you live a healthier and happier life!
"Decora has shown me that I don't have to be afraid of what the world tells me about my womanhood, because I am beautiful, I am loved, and I am enough" Christy, NDSU alumna
Listen HERE to Lia Coyle, a bisonCatholic Peer Minister, interview with Real Presence Radio about Decora! (Start at the 46-minute mark on the Hr. 2 Feb. 1 podcast)
FREE for students and $25 for non-students. Donations appreciated.
Invite a friend - all faith backgrounds are welcome!!
*High school women are asked to be accompanied by a female mentor - mom, aunt, grandmother, youth minister, etc.
Women of Newman -- We need you to volunteer for Decora!
[Volunteering will not take away from your retreat experience!]
Breakfast and Pinterest Craft
"Our Dignity in Christ" -- Sr. Mary Madeline, OP
Lunch and Style Show
"Life-Giving Love" -- Sr. Mary Madeline, OP
Q&A (Or "Ask a Nurse/ Ask a Nun")
Breakouts to choose from:
The Fertility Diet
Skin Care/Make-Up/Beauty Tips
RELAX With Our Lady
Exercise for the Body and Soul
Decorating your Room/Apartment on a Dime
Self-Guided Reflection in Women Saint Shrines
Arranging a Floral Bouquet (pre-event on Friday)
DECORA SPEAKERS include....
Keynote: Sr. Mary Madeline, OP
Sr. Mary Madeline entered the Congregation of Saint Cecilia in 1991. She teaches theology at Aquinas College, having studied theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. She writes and speaks on spiritual and moral theology, especially on the dignity of the human person in Christ.
Breakout Presenter: Natalie Aughinbaugh, DNP, FNP-C
Natalie is a wife and mother of 3 boys and a Doctoral prepared Family Nurse Practitioner who practices in Fargo.