For our dear sisters and brothers who have faith that Jesus Christ and our Blessed Mother do offer a lighted hand to lift us out of fear into completeness, welcome. My name is Denise Archuleta, aka Servivorgirl, and this is Sr. Anne Marie Walsh S.O.L.T. Together we have founded Facing Our Immortality.
Facing Our Immortality is a cancer ministry based on the principles of Catholic teaching that offers monthly support groups and specialized retreats for people who have been impacted by cancer. We are open to anyone, as a patient, survivor, spouse, caregiver, loved one or surviving spouse. You do not need to be Catholic to participate.
A few years ago my heart felt empty as I was unsuccessful in finding a faith based retreat for women with cancer. I did find cancer getaways, yoga retreats and outdoor activity retreats that built community, but found nothing to address my soul. I needed to strengthen my relationship with Christ, now that my life had been altered due to cancer. I was craving a place where I could heal spiritually from the ravages set against my body and spirit as a result of my ongoing cancer ordeal.
After much research on the internet I found that Our Lady Of Corpus Christi offered healing retreats based on the Spiritual Exericses of St. Ignatius of Loyola. I attended my first retreat in January of 2015 and found the experience so fulfilling that I asked them if they would work with me to design one for people with cancer. They agreed and by September of 2015 we held our first “Retreat For Women With Cancer”, led by Sr. Anne Marie Walsh of the Society of The Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT). We were all so inspired because we were touched by the hand of God. Since then I have moved to Colorado and we now serve in both Colorado and Iowa, where Sr. Anne Marie currently resides.
The success of Facing Our Immortality has been born of Sr. Anne Marie Walsh’s compassion, experience with cancer and her ability to cultivate a poetic read on our condition, and relief from it, by living The Cross. We invite you to read her beautiful post about Facing Our Immortality by linking here.
God Bless you in the spirit of our Blessed Mother