Pray with St. Monica Like You’ve NEVER Prayed Before

Event Date:

September 23, 2023

Event Time:

8:45 am

Event Location:

National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

Event Timelines

Registration opens

8:45 am :  Registration opens

The Beginning

9:00 am How we got started

Using the Monicas' Hope Rosary

9:15 am  The unique rosary offers insights into praying the Divine Mercy and the Rosary with the added intentions of several saints

Monicas' Hope Prayer Gathering

10:00 am This prayer service is unlike any you may have experienced.  Many have said that this is their favorite hour of the week.

Start your own Branch, Twig, or Leaf of Monicas' Hope

11:00 am  From a full chapel service to the individual prayer warrior, we can assist you in building a meaningful prayer service to meet your needs

Time with the Lord

11:30 Adoration, Mass and confession

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Event FAQs


We invite you to picnic on the grounds or may we suggest the delightful Carriage House Inn, offering a $10 coupon to all retreat attendees

Who should attend this Retreat?

Men AND women, mothers AND fathers, grandparents, church staff, or anyone concerned about the number of the faithful declining in our churches

The Sacrament of Reconcilliation

Reconcilliation will be available after the noon mass.

Inclement Weather Policy

Our retreat will be hosted outside in tents, weather cooperating.  In the event of inclement weather, we will be moved into the Glass Chapel.

Monicas' Hope Merchandise

Monicas' Hope Rosaries and the Monicas' Hope Chaplets will be available for purchase

Other things to do

We have strived to create a consice and efficient agenda so that you may enjoy the Grotto, the gift shop and possibly the Mother Anne Seton Shrine at your leisure

Handicapped facilities

There are limited number of handicapped spaces availabe at the shrine.

Event Location:

Total Seats: 200
  • National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
  • 16330 Grotto Road
  • Emmitsburg
  • MD
  • 21727

Event Schedule Details

  • September 23, 2023 8:45 am   -   1:00 pm
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