A Ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours

Lyrics of the Heart: Women’s Retreat

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - April 28 @ 1:00 pm

“A song can travel to places in the heart where words alone cannot go.” ~StoweGood

Some days we sing the blues; others we dance to a joyful melody. Music has the power to touch our souls like nothing else. Songs can tickle our funny bones, comfort our grieving hearts, inspire us to help others, and even entice us to sing along. Fortunately, the lyrics of our hearts can find expression and harmony through music.

Along with Peggy Patenaude as facilitator, StoweGood, two outstanding singer-songwriters, will lead women in a pilgrimage of the heart through presentation, storytelling, ritual, prayer, group sharing, and of course, music. Whatever heart song one is currently singing, “Lyrics of the Heart” will offer support for each woman’s journey.

This retreat is for women. Check-in begins at 3pm. Dinner is served at 6pm and then the retreat will begin at 7pm.

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Peggy Patenaude and the music duo, StoweGood, are teaming up for an incredible women’s weekend retreat.

Peggy Patenaude has worked for 50 years in the fields of education, pastoral ministry and spirituality, including prison work and her current ministry to women in recovery from prostitution and drugs. With her playful spirit, love of storytelling, gifts of creativity and faith, she continues to motivate and guide others in their life journeys. Founder of Taking Time Out in 2002, Peggy brings a great deal of insight and depth to her retreat work.  To learn more about Peggy visit www.timeoutretreats.com.

StoweGood, an international touring duo based in Nashville, TN includes Grammy-nominated songwriter Karen Taylor-Good and hit songwriter/best-selling author Stowe Dailey. They have written for Shenandoah, Melissa Manchester, Patty Loveless and performed with Dolly Parton, Al Green and Willie Nelson. These amazing women enhance their keynote presentations, concerts, workshops and retreats with a unique speaking style and powerful songs that never fail to inspire, motivate and uplift their audiences. They really are Stowegood! To learn more about StoweGood visit www.stowegood.com.


What other women have said about “Lyrics of the Heart”:

 ~Thank you Stowe, Karen and Peggy, for reminding me that sorrow and joy can co-exist.  Your music and words that came home with me will continue to strengthen me as well as put a smile on my face.

 ~An absolutely marvelous retreat!    

~The weekend was wonderful. You gave us heaven!    

~Spectacular retreat!

 ~What a weekend!  It was powerful, energetic, spiritual and fun.  The three of you interacted fantastically.

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Event Details

Start: April 26 @ 3:00 pm
End: April 28 @ 1:00 pm
Cost: $250
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Peggy Patenaude & StoweGood

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