Pre-retreat Novena: Day 1

Hello Beauty retreat is just nine days away. It's hard to believe that it's so close. God is so good.

As the event draws nearer, the details start to pile up, and that little thing called life suddenly seems a bit chaotic. It's ironic, because chaos is really the opposite of beauty. But it's also to be expected. The devil doesn't want us to be close to Jesus. He doesn't want us to have rejoicing and restful hearts. He wants us to forget, get distracted, take our eyes off Jesus.

Not today, Satan. 

It's true that we're a little bit tired from all this planning. We're a little bit anxious. But more than that, we are eager to witness the Holy Spirit stir hearts to wonder and awe of God's immense love.

We're turning to prayer, and inviting you to join in. All along the way, St. Catherine of Siena has been pestering us and watching over us, so we thought we'd invoke her powerful intercession to watch over each woman who will retreat next weekend, and all those souls who've worked hard to make this retreat a reality.

Today is day one. Find the prayers and even an audio version here:


In prayer,