SOUTH OGDEN -- Area girls and their mothers or a significant woman in the girl's life are invited to participate in this year's Mother/Daughter Lenten Retreat at Mount Benedict Monastery, 6000 S. 1075 East, in South Ogden.
The event, titled "Our Lenten Journey -- Responding to God's Promptings," will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22.
"The thrust of the evening will be to have those present consider that 'A life well-lived is a life well-spent,'" said Sister Stephanie Mongeon.
"We are given the time of Lent as an opportunity to imitate Christ's way of giving, and to open our hearts to His prompting in a more focused way. Stories will be shared telling how Christ has prompted all in so many ways."
The event is open to girls in grades 5 through 12 and their mothers or on important woman in their life.
There is no charge for this event, which is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Benedict. A light dinner will be served.
Seating is limited. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP early next week by calling 801-479-6030.
"There will be small group discussions to encourage one another to develop practices that open their hearts to God, to see that a very simple act can have a tremendous impact," Mongeon said. "The sisters and committee hope this gathering will be spiritually enriching for all who participate."
The annual Mother/Daughter Lenten Retreat has been a meaningful event for the sisters and area moms and daughters for a number of years. In an earlier interview, Mongeon described the event as "an opportunity for mothers and daughters to relate to each other that supports sharing and doing something together."
Traditionally, participants make crafts as they discuss the various principles being taught at the event. They then have an opportunity to share what they've made with the group.
The retreat, Mongeon pointed out, is a time for making friends and socializing as well as learning and growing.