CANCELLED: May 4, 2023 | Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. CDT

facilitated by Rev. Mary Donovan
Cost: $90 (materials and lunch included)

The day will begin reintroducing ourselves to these two women, Mary, Mother of God and Mary Magdalene, through scripture and various artistic representations of them in holy cards, statues, and paintings found around the monastery and grounds. Having been thus inspired, retreatants will be invited to paint a watercolor of the Mary of their choosing. May is a perfect time to reflect upon these women as mother figures and intercessors.

Please register by April 28. Once we have received your registration, we will send you an invoice for the retreat. Please know we have scholarships available; if you would like to make a request, email S. Carol Ann at We strongly encourage you to add to your email contacts to ensure the delivery of emails regarding your retreat.

Rev. Mary Donovan is a retired teacher and administrator from the New York City school system, a wife and mother, and a Benedictine oblate affiliated with Mount St. Scholastica monastery in Atchison, Kansas. After graduating from Bishop Kemper School for Ministry, she was ordained an Episcopal priest in January 2021 and was assigned as Curate for the Canterbury houses at Kansas University and Kansas State. Mary has guided a number of workshops and retreats at Keeler Women’s Center in Kansas City, Kansas, and Sophia Spirituality Center in Atchison.



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