Welcome UW-Stout Students! Retreat Time for Young Adults

Table at St. Jane House

— at St. Jane House.

The table is set to welcome eleven University of Wisconsin-Stout students for an overnight retreat inspired by the St. Frances de Sales quote “Be who you are and be that well.” Sister Katherine Mullin and Visitation Companion Brian Mogren will facilitate this retreat that will ask the question, “Who are we, really? And how are we uniquely called forth to make a difference in the world?” We will explore the concepts of True Self/False Self and accessing our True Selves through contemplative prayer/meditation. Looking forward to our time with these young people!

“Who are we, really? And how are we uniquely called forth to make a difference in the world?”


Interested in bringing a group to the St. Jane House for a retreat of this nature? We’d love to have you! Contact us and let’s talk…


-S. Katherine Mullin (Vocations Director):  katherinefmullin@gmail.com

“Help One Another Find God” – Claire Kranz Reflects on words from St. Jane de Chantal

Claire Kranz, Vis Alumna

Claire Kranz, Vis Alumna

From Guest Blogger Claire Kranz, Vis Alumna, Student at St. Louis University

“We are companions on the journey, given to one another as helpers in doing God’s work.” ~St. Jane de Chantal.

During my senior year of high school at Visitation, I reflected on a Salesian quote or thought weekly and shared it with a few friends.  Now, three years later, I am bringing this practice back, and you are those with whom I have chosen to share it.  I am no where near an expert in Salesian Spirituality, but I have found that it is the strongest and truest force driving me in the way I live my life.  With this sharing, I hope that we all can take time to reflect and refocus on Sunday evenings before a busy week of classes and work begins allowing us to take a thought with us to strengthen us throughout this week.

“Salesian Spirituality… is the strongest and truest force driving me in the way I live my life.” — Claire Kranz

To the quote…

St. Jane de Chantal

St. Jane de Chantal

St. Jane de Chantal shares with us our truest and most important job here on earth, to be friends and walk with each other on our journey to find Jesus in our everyday lives.  Too often, I find myself overwhelmed with homework, activities, and just the daily grind of life.  I forget that my job is to simply to be present for other people as they do the same for me.  It is a simple and comforting idea.  If we can keep that in the forefront of our minds, our job is to help one another find God, and also remember that there are others who are doing the same for us, hopefully, we can find a little more peace and simplicity in all this chaos.

Peace and Prayers for a great week!

V+J.

Claire