Register now for one of these two retreats
at Maria Stein, Ohio

Married Couples' Retreat
August 10th - 12th

Hosted by Wes and Kelly Baker, founders of Sancta Familia,
Sisters of Children of Mary

Wes and Kelly are Lay Missionaries of Children of Mary. They graduated from the Mount Vernon Nazarene University and converted to Catholicism while studying there. Through their influence, a number of other students also embraced the Faith. They have spent time ministering to the homeless and poor, the mentally and physically handicapped, the elderly, children and at-risk youth, youth in prison, and Muslim refugees. They have three sons, 2, 4, and 6, and another little one forming in the womb sancta familia image. They live on the land near our motherhouse and have set up a mini farm, living a simple, holy life. They have given talks to youth groups, RCIA groups and adult formation conferences, and have appeared on EWTN.

Wes' recent talk on Technology and the Family can be heard at

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Torchbearers Girls' Retreat at Maria Stein
Given by the Sisters of Children of Mary

August 12th - 14th ending with families coming to Fatima Night where over a thousand gather for an outdoor Mass offered by the bishop followed by a candlelight rosary procession through the woods.

The focus of this retreat is to grow in love with Our Lord by learning more about Him and by spending time with Him in Mass, Adoration, Confession and Prayer and consecration to Him through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Arts, Recreation, Nature Walks and Campfires will add to the enjoyment of the retreat
Meals and Lodging provided
limited space available

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