Life-Giving Wounds Retreat

Life-Giving Wounds Retreat

The Life-Giving Wounds retreat is a unique opportunity for young adult (18+) and adult children of divorce, separation, or family brokenness, to reflect intentionally on the wounds caused by their family’s breakdown, together with others who know this pain and knowledgeable, compassionate retreat leaders. With the help of God, retreat attendees learn to see how their life-draining wounds can become a life-giving mission of love for themselves, their relationships, and others.

Topics covered include:

  • Faith and Our Relationship with God
  • Love, Dating, and the Sacrament of Marriage
  • Loneliness
  • Anger and Anxiety
  • False Guilt and Shame
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation
  • Family Boundaries
  • The Christian Meaning of Suffering
  • Healing and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist
  • And More!

Retreat Details

October 14-15, 2023
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche
101 San Marco Ave
Saint Augustine, FL 32084

Cost: $125 per person
Includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday; Dinner on Saturday


Overnight accommodations are not available on-site and not included in registration. Local attendees are welcome to commute to both retreat days. If traveling from out of town, there are many options within 15 minutes of the Mission. Below are some suggestions:

Rodeway Inn
(~5 minutes from the Mission)
3101 N Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Est. Rate: $150

Flagler Inn
(~5 minutes from the Mission)
The Flagler Inn
2700 N Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Est. Rate: $150

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saint Augustine North
(~15 minutes from the Mission)
2300 State Road 16
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Est. Rate: $200

Retreat Schedule


Please contact Mike Day at the Office of Family Life at mday@dosafl.com or (904) 262-3200 for more information.