Sherlake Cultural Center offers many programs and activities including retreats, seminars, workshops, mentoring and speakers to assist women in developing their unique talents and to foster their spiritual life.
These programs are dedicated to enriching the lives of women and girls by assisting them in building strong families, companies, and communities while strengthening their character and friendships.
Sherlake's programs are inspired by the words and writings of Saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, and by the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Discovering the meaning of human work and the spiritual richness within it, is a key feature of Opus Dei's spirit.
Sherlake is part of a network of centers in the midwest affiliated to the Corporation for Social and Educational Development (CSED). For more information on CSED and centers in others cities click here.
"Don't let your life be barren. Be useful. Make yourself felt. Shine forth with the torch of your faith and your love."
St. Josemaría Escrivá
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Maria Pilar (Pila) Racca
BOARD & STAFF
Mary Beth Hagan
Patricia (Patti) Lechner
Mary Beth Hagan
Programs for Women
Programs for High School Girls
Sherlake Cultural Center is dedicated to providing a safe educational environment for those who participate in its activities, especially all minors. It does not tolerate any sexual or physical abuse on the part of staff, volunteers, or participants, including behavior that is objectively intimidating, either physically or verbally.
Also, staff and volunteers do not provide any illegal substances to the students nor permit their use. Every adult volunteer commits to follow a set of behavioral guidelines.
Staff overseeing the programs, chaperones of overnight events, and those counseling minors submit to a background check and complete Safe Environment Training.
If you are aware of any abusive behavior, please report it immediately to the Director of the Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in the case of an allegation against the Director, to the Board of Directors (email@example.com).
The Director of the Center in conjunction with the Center’s Board will promptly investigate and resolve any such complaints or reports. When necessary the Director will inform the Directors of the Prelature of Opus Dei.