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Women's Retreat at Legendary Lodge
Hosted By: Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena
Location: Legendary Lodge, Salmon Lake, Montana
2115 Highway 83 North
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
Start Time: 7/17/2020 4:00 PM
End Time: 7/18/2020 5:00 PM
Time Zone: Mountain

The seventh annual Women's Retreat at Legendary Lodge on Salmon Lake is a 25 hour opportunity for women, age 21 and older, to experience "The Lodge" and explore their faith. Guests are asked to bring their own sleeping bag, pillow, shower towel, beach towel, swimsuit (optional), hiking shoes (optional), and prayerful spirit.

Sister Noreen Walter. SCL is celebrating her Jubilee in Kansas so will be unable to be with us this year. Dawn Brannman, Youth Minister at Saint Mary Catholic Community, has agreed to direct our retreat ~ Considering the Depth of God's Love. Dawn holds Bachelors of Arts in Theology and History. (see bio below) Ann Buckner of Resurrection Parish in Bozeman will once again coordinate the happenings in the room with her great humor and tender care. We're in good hands!


We are not, at this time, able to offer accommodations for babies but have plenty of fridge space to store expressed milk.

All meals will be prepared by an enthusiastic kitchen crew lead by Julie Johnson of SS Cyril and Methodius. Arrival is Friday afternoon at 4 pm. Guests will be greeted at the boat dock and escorted across the water to the main lodge. Once everyone is settled we will enjoy a fine dinner, our first session, praise and worship music and night prayer followed by a campfire.

Saturday morning starts bright and early with options for Nidra Meditation with Ann and a hike up the mountain to the cross before breakfast. Michelle Lashway isn't available to lead our agressive hike this year so we're looking for another volunteer. Perhaps its you! Our cooks promise that the coffee will be ready at sunrise. Following a lovely breakfast we will have morning prayer, two more presentations and conclude the morning with a nice lunch at 12:45 pm.

The afternoon will be an opportunity for rest, relaxation, reflection and Stations of The Cross (with Kori Dee - Cathedral of St. Helena). All of the camp amenities will be available for your enjoyment including: Swimming (water trampoline), hiking (lakeside-easy to moderate), canoeing (paddle boats and kayaks), fishing, lake tours via pontoon boat and a craft on the porch (see below). Safety first. All participants will be expected to wear a life vest when boating.

Vicki Burgmeier of Flint Creek Catholic Community will offer a craft on the front porch from 1:15 to 3:00 pm. Join her for a draw and paint note-card that will be drawn by you on the outside and painted with watercolor pencils. It won't take too long to produce and dry!! It can be an extension of a personal reflection drawn from what you've heard during the retreat. Vicki will provide thorough instructions :)

We will gather at 3:45 pm on the Lincoln House patio for a group photo and then move inside at 4 pm for Dawn to wrap up the retreat. You won't go home hungry. Appetizers will be served before our 5 pm departure!

You will receive more information after registration and closer to the event we will send along a detailed packing list and a list of registrants just in case you'd like to carpool. Please email Glenda at with any questions.

Your paid registration will be transferable but not refundable after July 1, 2020. Thanks for understanding!

DAWN'S BIOGRAPHY: Dawn Brannman is the Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Mary Catholic Community in Helena. Dawn has served the Catholic Church in Parish Ministry and Catholic Education for more than 20 years. Prior to moving to Helena, Dawn taught in Catholic High Schools in San Diego. She served as Director of Retreats and Service Learning and Theology Department Chairperson, as well as teaching thousands of students in various Theology courses. Dawn has led RCIA in several parishes and served as a leader in a lay Catholic Community. She holds Bachelors of Art is Theology and History. Dawn has led and spoken at countless retreats. She is honored to share this faith journey with others. Helping people to know in the depths of their being how much God loves them is her passion. Dawn’s greatest gift and challenge are her 2 teenage boys!

Event Deadlines / Fees:
Registrant Type Deadline Name Deadline Date Fee
Approved as non-paying RSVP by July 10 7/10/2020 $0.00
Participant RSVP by July 10 7/10/2020 $100.00
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