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All young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to join the Portland Chapter of Young Catholic Professionals for our Advent Retreat at Mount Angel Abbey!

To know who we are created to be and what will make us truly happy, we have to learn to listen to God, and then, in our freedom, answer Him. Drawing lessons from her own life story, Sister Teresa Harrell from the Society of Mary will share about how God speaks and how we can answer Him. 

We invite you to join us for this powerful day of fellowship, formation, and prayer as we enter more deeply into the Advent season. Cost is $10 to help cover the cost of lunch, and is free for priests, religious, and YCP Belong Members. Please register no later than December 11!


8:30 a.m. Check In & Morning Hospitality

9:15 a.m. Retreat Welcome & Prayer

9:30 a.m. Talk #1 and Small Group Discussions

10:30 a.m. Break for Personal Prayer Time

11:00 a.m. Adoration and Confession 

12:00 p.m. Noon Prayer with the Benedictine Monks 

12:15 p.m. Mass in the Abbey Church

1:15 p.m. Lunch 

2:00 p.m. Talk #2 & Small Group Discussions

3:00 p.m. Closing Prayer & Announcements

3:30 p.m. End of Retreat, Gathering at Benedictine Brewery

About Our Speaker

A native of Portland, Oregon, Sr. Teresa entered the Catholic Church in 2002 in Corvallis, after having a powerful encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist. She entered the Society of Mary in January 2008 in Córdoba, Argentina, made her first consecration on December 8, 2010, and professed final vows on December 9, 2017. Together with the other sisters in the society, she has worked to evangelize high school students, college students, adults, and the marginalized, in Corvallis, in Argentina, and now in Portland, where she served as campus minister at the PDX Newman Center for 8 years before moving into parish ministry. She earned a B.S. in English from Corban University, an M.A. in English from Oregon State University, studied philosophy through the Centro de Estudios John Henry Newman in Argentina, and an M.A. in theology through Franciscan University.

About YCP Portland

The mission of Young Catholic Professionals is to challenge, train, and inspire young adults working in various professions to Work in Witness for Christ, following the example of our patron Saint Joseph the Worker. Our chapter provides spiritual, professional, and community support to Catholic young adults in their 20s and 30s across the Portland area and beyond.

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Mount Angel Abbey
1 Abbey Dr
St Benedict, Oregon

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