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Women’s Retreat 2022: Deepening our Relationship with God Others Through Our Stories


Saturday, October 15th from 8:15am – 3:00pm


St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church

Join us on Friday, October 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Philip the Deacon! Resister at

Guest Leader:  Diane M. Millis, Ph.D.: God’s creation is ongoing, yet we often experience difficulty knowing how God is at work in the midst of the sorrow, suffering, and losses in our lives.  In this retreat, Dr. Diane Millis will introduce us to an array of approaches for mining the meaning in our stories.  Together, we will listen deeply to the stories we tell about our lives so that we may increase our awareness of God’s action in them.  Through time in prayer and reflection, personal writing, and sacred conversation, we will learn how to tell more life-giving stories.  

On Friday evening we will worship and reconnect and get oriented to our retreat theme. We will return on Saturday morning for our day with Dr. Millis.  

Bio: Diane M. Millis, PhD, is an educator, spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and author. She has taught at a number of colleges and universities including the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, Saint Catherine University, the University of Minnesota, and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Her most recent book, Re-Creating a Life: Learning How to Tell Our Most Life-Giving Story  was named one of the best spiritual books of 2019 by Spirituality and Practice. To learn more about her ministry, visit

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