We are proud to hold our Women’s Respite at the beautiful St. Terese’s Retreat Center!

Catholic Times Reporter Tim Puet writes in his August 28th Article titled St. Therese’s Retreat Center:

“…For the past 17 years, the retreat center has been the site for the Women’s Respite Program, an annual interfaith activity for low-income single mothers. The women come to the center for four days where they can experience muchneeded relaxation, support, education, and fun. The hope is that they are refreshed when they return to their homes and children. “Working with groups like this is one of my favorite things about serving here,” Murphy said. “The women are given time for a little bit of a rest, as the name implies, in a safe and comfortable environment.” The Respite program was founded by the Stella Niagara Franciscan Sisters in 1971 and was brought to Columbus by several women who were influenced by the sisters. “That small group of women directed it for several years. They have successfully accomplished their goals, as evidenced by the number of participants who are now able to come back and staff the Respite program themselves, in cooperation with the founders,” [Mary] Murphy said…”[St. Therese’s Director]

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You can also download the August 28, 2016 issue HERE!

A special thanks to the continued support from the team at St. Therese’s Retreat Center!