Activities for Women

Opportunities to Grow in Faith 

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Monthly Day of Recollection for Women 

Prayer is the foundation of the spiritual edifice. Prayer is all-powerful. – St. Josemaría

Monthly Days of Recollection are a time for personal prayer and reflection on topics to do with the Christian life. A recollection typically lasts two hours, set apart from one’s busy schedule of work and family life, to recharge one’s spiritual life. The format includes two meditations by a priest, personal time for spiritual reading and/or a short talk by a lay person. A priest is available for confession throughout the day.


Thursdays –  9:30am to Mass at noon

Confessions heard until 5pm

St Joseph Catholic Church 2817 Poole Rd, Raleigh NC

Babysitting available (most months)

 See calendar for dates.


Yearly Retreats for Women
Days on retreat. Recollection in order to know God, to know yourself and thus to make progress.       – St Josemaría
Weekend retreats are excellent means to grow in faith and virtue. Retreat Weekends include those specific to high school girls, as well as those focused on college women, and those geared to young professional women.
See Yuma Center for more details.


Workshops and Seminars are presented twice yearly focused on relevant themes.


College Women gather regularly for activities that provide spiritual, professional and leadership training, as well as attending retreats specific to college women.

Young Professional Women meet for Evenings of Conversation about relevant and meaningful topics, providing an opportunity to enrich their lives and encourage one another in their professional development. Many benefit from the yearly retreats, particularly from the retreat for professional women.


Clubs and Camps for Girls from age 5 through high school, activities promote friendship and virtuous leadership.

  • Younger girls age 5 to 9 gather monthly to learn to sew small projects while practicing the virtue of the month.  Friendships are formed and hearts are inspired.
  • Middle school girls age 10 to 13 look forward to a meeting each month to form new friendships and deepen others while becoming competent chefs and event planners. The girls are mentored to continue to grow in virtue as they share their gifts with others.
  • High school young ladies develop leadership skills and positive friendships that will see them through life challenges.  Successful young professional women are their guests at the dinner table where ideas are shared and inspiration takes root.
  • Summer Camps for girls provide opportunities for service, fun, formation, and friendship. Raleigh area details and RSVP will be available early spring.
  • Many girls also enjoy camps and service opportunities in our neighboring states. See Camp Kittimaquundi for girls and Yuma Center for high school girls.


Saint Josemaría Feast Day Mass 

“Sanctifying one’s work is no fantastic dream, but the mission of every Christian – yours and mine.” – St. Josemaría

We gather every year in June to celebrate the feast day Mass of Saint Josemaría. Please check back for the 2020 celebration.


Please click here to view the complete list of activities (contact person, name of the activity, and city).


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Day of Recollection: October 3, 2019



Saint Josemaría Feast Day Mass 

Sanctifying one’s work is no fantastic dream, but the mission of every Christian – yours and mine – St Josemaría
DATE & TIME:  Thursday June 20, 2019 – 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, 715 Nazareth St, Raleigh NC
PRINCIPAL CELEBRANT:  The Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama, Bishop of Raleigh
WANT TO DONATE? Click here for information about the budget and pledges for the June 20 Mass

2019 Family Enrichment Workshop

WHEN: Saturday- June 1st, 2019
Session One: 9:30AM-12noon “Matrimonial Love” for couples
Session Two: 1:30PM- 4PM “Preadolescents” for parents of preteens
Presenters: Manolo and Marie Escueta
President Couple of Education for the Upbringing of the Children
Please click here to READ MORE about the presenters and learn more about the program.
Questions? Contact Catalina Orozco –


2019 Annual Workshop for Cooperators and Friends

WHEN:       March 16, 2019
WOMANHOOD: Choosing Happiness
Listen to the audio of the talks by following the links below:
Talk I: The Surprising not Surprising Key to Happiness by Dr. Kalynne Pudner – The Philosopher Mom
Informative Session: The What, Who, Why and How of Oakwood Cultural Center
Talk II: More on Transhumanism by Dr. Sophia Aguirre


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