Bethany Retreat Center

— A Woman’s Journey to Wholeness

A Woman’s Journey to Wholeness

June 23 to 25, 2023

Facilitator: Tish Donze

“Jesus made all things whole. As Jesus announced his mission of whole-making, he directed himself to those who are in need of being made whole; the brokenhearted, those in darkness, those grieving, the poor, and the oppressed. He indicated that his mission is not one of power but one of healing.” Ilia Delio

We all struggle with self-esteem at times. Life is not always fair, and some experiences cause deep pain. This retreat offers women the opportunity to come together to share and explore the mystery that lies deep within us, our true self.

During our weekend together we will have four group sessions, time for quiet reflection, common prayer, sharing with others and an opportunity to walk the beautiful grounds of Bethany.

We will: 

  • Look at why we sometimes feel trapped in our negative feelings
  • Become more aware of God’s goodness and grace
  • Celebrate the gift of self we have to offer others.

Five home cooked meals and lodging for 2 nights is included. Commuting is a possibility, but preference would be that you stay for the weekend.



Tish Donze, an Associate of the Sisters of Divine Providence, and former long-term volunteer at YPWC, has ministered with women for over 30 years. Her educational background is in Religious Education, Lay Ministry and Organizational Leadership. As an administrator, teacher and social worker Tish enjoyed companioning women and families. Her desire is for every person to recognize their giftedness and inner beauty. Now semi-retired, she works part-time as the Volunteer Coordinator with Young People Who Care. Tish lives in Pittsburgh with her son Joshua.




Offering: $250.00

Deposit: $75.00

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