Monterey retreat group 2
Monterey retreat group 1

Sixty mothers and daughters participated in a “Heart to Heart” retreat in April. The retreat, the third of its kind, took place at San Juan Bautista in the Diocese of Monterey. Sister Gloria Loya, recently retired Vicar for Religious in the diocese, described the day: “There was time for deepening of relationships with one another and with our Catholic Faith in an atmosphere of respect, of listening and of joy.”

One of the many highlights was when the daughters wrote letters to their mothers and the mothers shared their family stories/narratives with their daughters.  The day ended with Mass at the St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista.

Sister Gloria plans to continue to lead these bilingual retreats. This day was one that these mothers and daughters will cherish always. 

Monterey Retreat Team
Equipo/team: Socorro Lagarda-Quiroz; Sister Paula Baker, PBVM; Petra Robles; Presentation Associate Lupita Vital; Sister Gloria Loya, PBVM