Starting today, Holy Family Institute members and interested Catholics from around the country are converging on the Our Lady of Lebanon shrine in Youngstown, Ohio for the annual triduum retreat. As a member, I have personally attended several times and very much enjoy praying, socializing and learning more about Pauline spirituality with the other members and guests. However, one aspect of the retreat is unique - NURSING MOTHERS AND BABIES ARE WELCOME IN ALL PORTIONS OF THE RETREAT. There is an enclosed vestibule area at the front of the chapel with a speaker for when babies and toddlers get fussy, and the outside grounds are gorgeous this time of year for strolling and playing with children. Plus, there is food almost always available when nursing moms and children need a snack.
If you are interested in learning more about the Holy Family Institute, go to: www.vocations-holyfamily.com or send me an email.
Perpetually Professed member of the Holy Family Institute since Sept. 2009