Catholic Women's Day, a bilingual Benedictine experience (on-site, for Spanish and English speakers)

April 14, 2024 | Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT

facilitated by Mary Kay Whitacre and Karla Melgar
Cost: Donations are most welcome.
For women 18 years and older. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide childcare.
Please register no later than April 7, to ensure accurate count for the caterer.

Immerse yourself in the hospitality and spirituality of the Benedictine sisters. This Benedictine experience will include Mass with the sisters, a catered brunch, and contemplative experiences. Join us and be a part of this prayerful, enriching experience that transcends any English-Spanish language barriers and gives us the opportunity to unite as one in our Catholic faith and in our gratitude for one another.

Because brunch will be catered, it will be very important for us to have accurate numbers. We ask you to please make sure and register no later than Wednesday, April 7th. After you have submitted your registration, we will send you confirmation via email. We strongly encourage you to add to your email contacts, to ensure the delivery of important information relevant to your retreat. Please note that we are not able to provide childcare.

Mary Kay Whitacre is a 2005 graduate of Souljourners and has been on the Souljourners staff since 2005. She has worked in pastoral ministry in the Catholic Church for more than 40 years. She has a master’s degree from Seattle University and has recently received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Seattle University. Mary Kay, who is Associate Director of Souljourners, provides spiritual direction and supervision and leads a variety of retreats.

Karla Melgar is a Consultant for the Office of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. She is originally from San Salvador, El Salvador. Karla earned her degree as a Dental Surgeon in 1998 from the National University of El Salvador. She holds a certification from the Franciscan University of Steubenville as Parish Catechetical Leader in 2021. In addition, she has earned other certifications from Instituto Fe y Vida and the School of Faith for the Archdiocese of Kansas. She is married with four children and is an active member of St. Paul Parish in Olathe, Kansas. Karla is bilingual and has a lot of experience working in the fields of evangelization, catechesis, leadership, and spiritual mentorship, helping others to find Christ in their everyday lives through spiritual accompaniment.Please 


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Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica
801 South 8th Street
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 360-6200