The Fiat Discernment Retreat seeks to  provide young women with the tools and encouragement needed to discern the Lord’s will for their vocation to married or religious life. Throughout this weekend of discernment, participants will receive   wisdom through prayer, presentations,  recreation, and fellowship as they open themselves to the universal call to holiness.

The Fiat Discernment Retreat is named after Mary’s joyful response to God’s will. Fiat is a Latin word that translates “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord, may it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 God is calling all of us to a life of sacrifice and a life of love. Mary responded with a gracious yes! How are you going to respond to the Lord’s call?

“Religious women are among the most precious resources of our Catholic faith. It is imperative that we do whatever we can to help young women discern the movement of the Spirit in their lives. This Fiat Discernment Retreat gives them the  opportunity to become gifts given back to the Giver of all.”

    Father Jarrod Lies                
    Director of Faith Formation                
    Diocese of Wichita