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Spring Women’s Retreat

The Spirit of St. Teresa of Calcutta

A reflection on her life and faith through prayer, dialogue, adoration and input sessions led by Sr. Anne Germaine Picard, SMP and Sharon Eversvik, SMP Associate.

“The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace.”

The retreat begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and concludes by 1:00 pm on Sunday. 

Retreat dates:

March 17-19, 2023; Register by March 10

Suggested donation for the weekend: $130  Meals are provided

Summer Women’s Retreat

The Spirit of St. Teresa of Calcutta

A reflection on her life and faith through prayer, dialogue, adoration and input sessions led by Sr. Anne Germaine Picard, SMP and Sharon Eversvik, SMP Associate.

“The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace.”

The retreat begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and concludes by 1:00 pm on Sunday. 

Retreat dates:

July 7-9, 2023; Register by June 30

Suggested donation for the weekend: $130  Meals are included.

The Future of Maryvale

Today (10/3/22) we celebrate the creation of a new non-profit, “Maryvale.” The result of years of planning and prayer, The Sisters of Mary of the Presentation have passed the Maryvale property and ministry on to the Diocese of Fargo which formed the non-profit in order to continue their ministry of hospitality and retreats. The Sisters will continue to live at the convent, while the retreat center is now owned and managed by Maryvale retreat center. The Executive Director of Maryvale retreat center is Steve Splonskowski, Office of Evangelization, Diocese of Fargo. Bishop Folda presided over the ceremony and blessed the ministry, which he called, “Already blessed.” Maryvale has plans for expanding the ministry in order to touch more lives with the sustaining grace of God. Please pray for us and our work here at Maryvale.

Council of Congregation

This week the Sisters have been virtually participating in the Council of Congregation during which the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation in six countries, on three continents, meet about issues relating to the international congregation in preparation for General Chapter. Sisters of Mary of the Presentation has convents and ministries in the United States, Canada, France, Belgium, Cameroon, and, as of this last year, the Democratic Republic of Congo

Associate Signing Ceremony

This last Saturday, October 10, the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation held a signing ceremony for new Associates. The Sisters are pleased to announce five new Associates: Amanda Kunze, Kory Kunze, Dori Picard, Jim Picard, and Viola Hoelmer. Welcome!