Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George

Motherhouse in Alton, IL

Veni Si Amas (Come if you Love) Discernment Retreats
Held in Alton, IL
Designed for single Catholic young women, ages 18-30, who are seeking God's will, these retreats give participants the experience of life with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, including Holy Mass, community prayer, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as learning about apostolic service, community life, formation and the ways in which they make Christ's Merciful Love visible in their service.

Sister M. Consolata, F.S.G.M.
Alton, IL
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