The Body of Christ Women’s Retreat

Friday,  October. 18, 6:30 p.m. to  noon, Sunday October 20

Leaders: Maryanne Kyle-DiPietropaolo and Henrieta Ribeiro, with Intentional Energy3, will facilitate our retreat. You can read more about them on their website.

Where:  Camp Manitoqua Adult Retreat Center 

              8122 W. Sauk Trail  Frankfort, Illinois

Theme:     “‘Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”

Do you long for some quality time away from the busyness of life? We invite you to join us exploring all that makes you so special and experience different ways to care for yourself.

This retreat looks at how we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” as we find God’s purpose in our lives.look at overcoming negative self-talk, listen to each other’s stories, and develop positive steps for self-love and care.Discover the importance of feeding your mind, body, and soul. There will be time set aside for games, crafts, nature walks, and a special Taize’ worship.

Cost:  $175.00


Friday, October 18 – Arrive as early as 4:30 p.m. to Camp Manitoqua, Adult Retreat Center.  Bring games or puzzles for night time relaxation.

6:30 p.m. Gathering and community building activities; special worship that will help to connect the participants and lift up expectations for the weekend together.

Saturday, October 19 – Exploring and caring for the “Body of Christ”; each session will contain time for community building, examples and time for self-care; optional centers will be creative spaces for women to spend their down time. Chair yoga and weather permitting, nature hike (golf cart hike for those with limited mobility) Taize worship with communion. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on site.  

Sunday, October 20 – Time of celebration and blessings.  We will end the retreat with a blessing for our mind, body and Spirit. Breakfast and noon departure


The Adult Retreat Center is an all-inclusive building with lodging rooms, dining room, and meeting spaces all under one roof.

  • 19 hotel-style guest rooms for two persons each with private bath; Please tell Mindy if there is a person(s) you feel more comfortable sharing a room with. Please let Mindy know if you prefer a single room.
  • All bed linens, pillows, and towels are provided
  • Occupancy of 38 guests
  • Dietary restrictions should be communicated to Mindy 3 weeks in advance of the retreat.

To register:

Compete the online registration form, and pay online via our dedicated payment site.  Deadline to register is October 7, 2019.