FOR WOMEN

Art of Living

Partner Program

The Art of Living is a series of seminars on the art of creating a home where families thrive.  The home is a place where one’s individuality is nurtured and loved, and where one learns to work and care for others. The home provides an environment where family members develop and mature humanly and spiritually.

The Art of Living combines classes, demonstrations and hands-on experiences, giving women the skills they need to care for their family with confidence and artistry.

The Art of Living mission is to promote the true value and dignity of the work in the home.  In-person and in-home coaching and instruction help you provide gracious living in your home.

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ART OF LIVING

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Fashion Matters Chicago is an educational initiative to study the relationship between culture and fashion, to provide a forum for lectures and seminars on the subject, and to promote fashion enterprises that support the dignity of the human person.

Fashion Matters Chicago presents workshops and seminars designed to reawaken and inspire each woman’s personal style. Events focus on communicating the beautiful, the good, and the true in order to enhance each woman’s own image and to give her the style tools to transform the world she occupies.

By working with industry leaders, such as image consultants, cosmetics professionals, professors, stylists, fashion designers, and buyers, Fashion Matters Chicago focuses on communicating character and beauty through personal appearance and style.

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CULTURE

 

Family Enrichment

Partner Program

PARENTING

The Mission of Family Enrichment is to provide programs for couples geared to strengthening the family and supporting the husband and wife by fostering learning opportunities within an atmosphere of friendship.

Family Enrichment courses are built on the case-study method. Cases are drawn from rich, complex family situations that reveal the significance of productive relationships among family members.

Family Enrichment promotes a deeper understanding of the true nature of the institution of marriage, and the awareness of strengthening the marriage and family for the betterment of society.

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The Grandmother's Exchange was started by two women who wanted to get to know other grandmothers and share friendship.

The group meets on the second Friday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 am

 

Currently is being held virtually. When in person, locations include the Buffalo Grove area and surrounding communities, depending on which home will be hosting that Saturday.

FRIENDSHIP

For more information contact either:

 

Loreto at mloretow@sbcglobal.net

or Carol at c.knox@hotmail.com

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RECOLLECTIONS

Mornings or Evenings of Recollections are provided at times and locations listed below.  Priests of Opus Dei give 2 meditations based on scripture and provide the option of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

Typically a talk is given on growing in virtue. Also, there will be Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. This time of prayer helps deepen the connection between life and faith in an atmosphere of quiet reflection.

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SPIRITUAL FORMATION

“May you seek Christ. May you find Christ. May you love Christ”

–St. Josemaria Escriva

Evening Recollections

DES PLAINES

Willows Academy

1016 Rose Ave. | Des Plaines

3rd WEDNESDAY

7:30 pm-9:30pm

 

DARIEN

Kingswood Academy

133 Plainfield Rd | Darien

See schedule

CRYSTAL LAKE

St. Thomas the Apostle 

451 W. Terra Cotta Ave. | Crystal Lake

Quarterly, 3rd MONDAY

7:00 pm-9:00pm

Jan 17, Apr 18, July 18, Oct 17

 

OAK LAWN

St. Linus Church

10300 Lawler Ave. | Oak Lawn

See schedule

CHICAGO

 

St. Mary of the Angels

St. Josemaria Chapel

1850 N. Hermitage Ave. | Chicago

See schedule

Morning Recollections

JOLIET

St. Mary Nativity

706 N Broadway St | Joliet

See schedule

LAKE FOREST

St. Patrick's Church

991 S. Waukegan Rd. | Lake Forest

3rd TUESDAY

9:30am-11:30am

· In the big church

· Vestibule serves as a cry room

 

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

St. James Catholic Church

820 N. Arlington Heights Rd. | Arlington Heights

3rd WEDNESDAY

10:00am-12:00Pm

· Vestibule serves as a cry room

NAPERVILLE

Sts. Peter and Paul Church

36 N. Ellsworth St. | Naperville

See schedule

RETREATS

A silent retreat is time spent in prayer and reflection, growing in the knowledge of and friendship with Christ.

Retreat are offered at the following Conference Centers: 

 

Shellbourne Conference Center
(Valparaiso, Indiana)

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