Women’s Spiritual Retreat Nov 2017

Hello Everyone,

This is Denise Archuleta with an update on our upcoming retreat. Before I go into details it is important to know that Sr. Anne Marie has experienced a most sorrowful loss.  Her father passed away in recent weeks and she welcomes all of your prayers at this time.

As many of you are aware, the title of our retreat used to be “Spiritual Retreat For Women With Cancer”. Sr. Anne Marie strongly feels that the foundation of spiritual regeneration must comprise of loving and honoring our Heavenly Father, our Blessed Mother and understanding our immortal soul.

Sr. Anne Marie leads this discussion using  healing exercises and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. It is an opportunity for you to grow closer to Jesus, Our Queen of Peace and to form new and lasting friendships.

Thus, our new event name is “Facing Our Immortality”.

We will be hosting this private retreat at Our Lady of Corpus Christi Retreat Center November 2-5, 2017.  Please invite others via this webpage or use the attached flyer below.

I want to thank Lynda Herndon and Allison Welder for promoting the event and for welcoming new women to this most special opportunity.

A little about the retreat center: Meals and lodging are provided, and rooms are equipped with a private bath. The retreat center has 2 chapels, one of which is called the Blue Dome, an exquisite sanctuary hosting perpetual adoration of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The food is home made and tastes great!  They will also adapt to your special diet needs.

Registration:  Please call me or send your confirmation to our new email: facingourimmortality@gmail.org.

Fee:  We will request donations toward the cost of the retreat but payment is not required to attend.

Please make time to strengthen your relationship with Jesus in order to help heal the sorrow of cancer.

Peace and Blessings,

Denise Archuleta

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St. Peregrine, the Patron Saint of Cancer, Feast Day May 1.

Dear Ladies,

I came across a YouTube video on the history of St. Peregrine while searching for a helpful video to share with you all.  I feel like I have a relationship with this Saint, the Patron Saint of Cancer and those who are seriously ill.  I prayed for his intercession regularly during the course of my ovarian cancer and requested his help to prevent my sister from having ovarian cancer.  I did not know that his Feast Day is May 1 until I watched the YouTube video.

He was on my mind most of the day today. There is a feeling within that I have not spoken of him with due frequency.  Sharing his Feast Day with you now reaffirms to me that he looks after us, those of us who are very sick.

All I can say is that my true witness comes from this situation when I was praying for my sister.  She and I carry the same mutation, BRCA1. Several years ago she was having abdominal problems that sounded like ovarian cancer, and or primary peritoneal cancer.  I prayed for days on end to St.Peregrine for I love my sister so much, she has 2 girls and she and her husband had adopted them from China.  She suffered greatly also from Celiac disease.

My sister met me in the hospital while I was having an infusion to tell me the results of her CT scan, and it was negative, Praise God.  I was so joyful and she was greatly relieved, smiling widely from ear to ear.  As we got into the elevator a doctor followed us.  As he was stepping into the elevator a nurse called out to him that he had a message, and he acknowledged that he would check it when he got to his office.  She called out to him as Dr. Peregrine.  I took notice immediately.

Once the elevator door closed, he looked into my eyes in a way that I felt he wanted me to notice him, he wanted me to also acknowledge “who” he was.  I did, I smiled, and that was it.  He went on his way. Please pray for the intercession of St. Peregrine and follow the videos below.  The prayer video is especially helpful.

We have lost two dear friends, Karen Saldate and Maria del Rosario Hernandez.  As we pray for their souls and for their families let us be reminded of the light and love they offered during our retreat last year.  Their stories of kindness, family, hope and love for Jesus and Our Blessed Mother remain.

A very special thanks must go to Sr. Anne Marie Walsh as she was directly involved with their care, especially with Karen.  Sr. Anne has been such a blessing, responding to our calls without hesitation or reservation.  Thank you Sr. Anne Marie for your kind and loving prayers and care.

God is my light, my guide, my love.

May Karen and Maria Rest In Peace.

The History of St. Peregrine

Prayer to St. Peregrine

Peace and Blessings from Denise Archuleta

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The Season Of Lent

This is a post from Denise Archuleta.  It is so important that you know the Love of God during Lent, a must for your personal healing and salvation.  It has been over 7 years since my diagnosis of stage IIIC ovarian cancer and not one day goes by without thanking the Lord and Our Blessed Mother for this life I live.  I no longer question why the circumstances around my diagnosis and continued survival exist.

I only know that it is.  Our retreats for women with cancer help us to become united with Jesus, the one who truly knows suffering at the deepest level.  He is our true friend, our true love.

I pray that this season brings you closer to His love.

“Lent in the Shadow of Cancer”

About Lent

Peace and Blessings,

Denise

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Welcome to Facing Our Immortality

For our dear sisters who have faith that Jesus Christ and our Blessed Mother do offer 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. We, along with Sr. Laudem Gloriae S.O.L.T and Fr. Dan Estes of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, answered the call to offer the first faith based cancer retreat for women.  Our Lady of Corpus Christi is a beautiful oasis in southern Texas offering healing for our souls.

A few years ago my heart felt empty as I searched endlessly for a retreat that combined spiritual faith based prayer and counseling that served women suffering from cancer. I did not find any to fill this need. I did however locate cancer getaways, yoga retreats and outdoor activity retreats that built community, but found nothing to address my soul in Christ. I was craving a place where I could heal from the ravages against body and spirit that involved communication and prayer with our Lord and his Blessed Mother Mary.

After much research on the internet I found that Our Lady Of Corpus Christ offered healing retreats based on the Spiritual Exericses of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  I attended my first retreat in January of 2015 and by September of 2015 we held our first “Retreat For Women With Cancer”.  It was a very special experience for the ladies and myself.  We were all so inspired because we were touched by the hand of God.  Sr. Anne became even more inspired and in September of 2016 our second retreat expanded by offering additional components of vital healing exercises and prayer to relieve us of our spiritual burdens.

So how did we become “Facing Our Immortality”?  Of all the links on this page, the one I describe here is where your heart will sing. The success of this retreat has been born of Sr. Anne Marie Walsh’s compassion, experience with cancer and ability to cultivate a poetic read on our condition, and relief from it, by living The Cross. Please read her post on Facing Our Immortality and we will post again soon.

God Bless you in the spirit of our Blessed Mother

 

 

 

 

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