Waiting: Trusting in God's Promises

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Join the women of Behold: Visio Divina and of The Ark and The Dove as we partner together to present our first Advent Women’s Retreat!

“Waiting: Trusting in God’s Promises” Advent Women’s Retreat will be held on Saturday, December 4th, 2021 from 9am-4pm.

This retreat is open to all women, and is IN PERSON at The Ark and The Dove, Home of Baptism in the Holy Spirit! 

This will be a day of prayer, fellowship, femininity, and beauty as we gather together to meditate on the joy that comes through waiting and trusting in God’s promises. 

The Day Of

Come join The Ark and The Dove and Behold Visio Divina for a day of prayer, reflection, and fellowship during this time of Advent.   Behold is an organization devoted to helping women come to a deeper understanding of their dignity through prayer and sacred art.  This day will begin with a talk by Katie Woltornist, the founder of Behold Visio Divina, on the theme of “Waiting: Trusting in God’s Promises.’  Our day of reflection will also have time for confession, Adoration, a journaling workshop, and small group discussion.  If you are desiring some time to intentionally focus on your faith life this Advent, sign up here and join us for this special event!

Event Details

Date: December 4, 2021
Time: 9am ET – 4pm ET
Location: The Ark and The Dove

10745 Babcock Blvd
Gibsonia, PA 15044



Schedule of Events

9:00 am Session 1
11:00am Session 2
12:00pm Lunch
Session 3
Holy Hour with Confessions

Katarina Woltornist

Katarina Woltornist

Katie is a New Jersey native now living in Alexandria, VA.  She is the founder of Behold Visio Divina, a ministry that helps women understand their dignity through pondering the feminine genius of Mary in art. Through books, group formation, online community, and workshops,  Behold gives women the opportunity to grow in their relationship with God and one another. Currently, Behold has five published books and has groups both within the United States and internationally.

Katie received her undergraduate degree in Theology from Catholic Distance University. Her talks and workshops have been featured in multiple venues, such as the Frassati Fellowship of New York City, the Edith Stein Project, and the GIVEN Institute. Katie speaks often on the topics of: Prayer, Theology of the Body, Beauty, Healing through Art, and the Feminine Genius.

Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ

Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ

The DLJC Sisters are Franciscan, Charismatic, Catholic Religious Sisters. These Sisters are passionate for evangelization, and live joyfully in the freedom of Jesus Christ. The Sisters currently serve as Administrators of The Ark and The Dove Retreat Center in Gibsonia, PA

Called to witness to the Gospel, Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ seek to draw all people into a personal relationship with Jesus through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. This flows from a deep life of prayer, praise and on-going conversion in loving commitment to one another.


Registration: $50
(Includes lunch, provided by Nature of Fire Evangelization Team)


Have Questions? Email Sister Marie Fidelis at info@thearkandthedoveworldwide.org.
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