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Women’s Wellness Retreat – Early Arrival Option

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - September 16 @ 1:00 pm

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Run. Soar. Be Free. Finish Strong!

Join us for our annual Women’s Wellness Weekend, a time of inspiration, spiritual growth and companionship. Dr. Veirdre Jackson will be our featured speaker on Saturday and Sunday.

“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1) Are there trials, pressures, burdens that you feel the weight of? We need to recognize that life’s training has a purpose, and it is for a season; and where you are today is no accident. With every test we stand at the crossroads of being bitter or better, broken or built up, victim or victor. This message is for every woman who is ready to break the cycle of getting weighed down in life’s race and is ready for God’s promises of life and abundance.  God is using this training season in life to shape and prepare you for your “Race Day”. This season is preparing you for a time when life’s weight has been lifted and your strength, endurance, stamina, and speed are fully revealed. It will be a time when you are at the finish line in the place you were destined to be. Run. Soar. Be Free. Finish Strong

Thursday and Friday:

This early arrival option begins with check-in as early as 3pm on Thursday, so that you can have an extra day to unwind. We will have a prayer gathering after dinner on Thursday. On Friday, you’ll have free time, optional Mass, and a group walk around the Center’s beautiful grounds.

Massage Therapist, Sharon Dulaney, will be available on Friday for appointments too: 50-min massage or reflexology for $75 or 15-min seated massage for $20. Guests can contact her directly to make appointments and for payment. Please call 443-794-1207 or visit www.sacredspace1.com.


After your relaxing day on Friday, our regular weekend guests will check in and then we’ll all gather together for dinner. After dinner we’ll have a fun, social time of games and crafts.

Saturday begins with a feature presentation by Dr. Veirdre Jackson. Then, you will have a choice of three out of nine workshops to attend throughout the day. Workshops will include choices of spiritual, artistic and physical topics such as prayer, crafts and yoga. (You will be emailed a list of choices a few weeks before the retreat.) Saturday evening will be a time of socializing, crafts and a movie with snacks and wine available.

On Sunday, Dr. Jackson will close the weekend with a special presentation and you’ll have time to attend an optional Mass or relax before lunch. Guests will depart after lunch.

You won’t want to miss this special annual retreat. Many guests return year after year and we welcome new guests too!

Space is filling quickly, so please register soon!

Dr. Veirdre Ridgley Jackson is a veteran educator with 20 years of experience. She is the Founder/ CEO of Living Strong Consulting, LLC. As the former Director for MELC Professional Development Dimensions, a regional training and consulting nonprofit, she impacted organizations in the area of education, organizational leadership and community collaboration. Her specific expertise is in the area of cultivating leaders, developing community partners, and implementing relationship based programs that deeply impact people. She is an experienced keynote speaker who had the honor of presenting at the national 2016 SHE Leads Conference in Reading, PA. There, her trademark style of motivating others through her visual object lessons, comedic whit, and charismatic nature brought participants to their feet. 

Event Details

Start: September 13 @ 3:00 pm
End: September 16 @ 1:00 pm
Cost: $335
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Dr. Veirdre Jackson

Our retreat is SOLD OUT! Please call our Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 for suggestions on other retreats you may enjoy, or to have your name placed on our waitlist for this retreat.