“ Growing in Beauty, Truth, and Goodness ”
Women's Advent Retreat
Led by: Sr. Gabriella Yi, OP
December 7 - 9
Private Room:
$107.50/night (meals included) - $215 Total

Shared Room (with friend or family member):
$90.00/night (meals included) - $180 Total per person

Is there any woman who doesn’t want to be beautiful? Every woman longs for beauty, and yet a beauty lacking in truth and goodness can leave her feeling empty inside. While growing up, I recall experiencing this at Christmas Eve Mass, sitting in the pew after having spent hours on my appearance, it occurred to me that I hadn’t done a thing to prepare my heart.

Our Holy Mother Church knows our hearts as women and that our longing for beauty goes deeper than mere appearances. This is why she gives us the season of Advent so that we have the time and the space to prepare our hearts in union with the Blessed Mother. Join us in this Advent Retreat for Women, to allow the Holy Spirit to beautify your heart for the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, He who is beauty, truth, and goodness incarnate.

Read our Q&A with Sr. Gabriella Yi, OP.
Sister Gabriella Yi, OP, is a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia from Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from Seoul, Korea, she grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Arts in the Great Books Program at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland and teacher certification from Aquinas College in Nashville. After teaching in Catholic schools and studying in the Master of Arts Program at the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, she was sent to Rome to complete her graduate studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum). Her doctoral dissertation was on spiritual motherhood according to St. Catherine of Siena.


Our guestrooms have one queen or double sized bed per room. Rooms are simply furnished with bedding, towels, and soap as well as a Bible and crucifix.


Registration includes all presentations, six meals, and two nights in a comfortable room with private bath. Scholarships are available. Retreat payments are non-refundable.


On the first evening of your retreat, you are welcome to arrive any time between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. The retreat will officially begin with dinner at 6:00pm. The retreat will conclude at 1:00pm on the last day of your retreat, following lunch.


Special dietary requirements will be gladly met if you make your needs known to our kitchen staff. A guest fridge is also available for guest use in the Dining Room.


A computer with internet access is open for use in our lobby, and WiFi is available throughout the building.


Help is available 24 hours a day. Our staff or retreat volunteers are eager to assist you throughout your stay. Coffee, tea, and fresh baked cookies are offered 24/7 in the Dining Room. Our Chapel is always open, giving you a quiet place for prayer and reflection any time of the day or night.